From A Good Book in Sumner, WA:
Shop early. Shop often. Don’t wait until mid-December. Supply chain woes are still throttling what we can get on the shelves. Please plan accordingly. We were expecting a dozen gazillion boxes on Tuesday. We might get them by Friday. At which point, they’ll be mixed in with the other gazillion boxes that were supposed to show on Wednesday. Meanwhile, we’ll have sold everything in the store, and THAT reorder MIGHT get here before next weekend. All of which is a far cry from the traditional “we can get it in a day or two” operating procedure.
Your booksellers are wise and knowledgeable. We are delighted to provide suggestions for that hard to buy for person in your life. In fact, this might be part of why we get out of bed in the morning. Make a bookseller happy this holiday season and ask for a recommendation.