From Broadway Books in Portland, OR:
The only words we’re more tired of hearing than “pandemic” and “pivot” are “supply chain disruption.” We suspect you’re feeling much the same way. Sadly, the disruption is very real and definitely affecting the book world too. Between paper, ink, and labor shortages, as well as large container ships making circles around ports trying to find a place to “land” and unload, the supply chain is a mess. And that doesn’t even take into account the containers that have fallen off of ships at sea! Yikes!
Here’s the good news: our store is NOT going to run out of books. Ever. We will always have great gift recommendations to make for you right up to the last minute. We are creative that way. It is very possible, however, that specific books will vanish well before the holidays and not come back until 2022. Seriously. So if you see something you know you’re going to want to get, grab it while you can. And if you have your heart set on specific books, get your orders in right away.