Fantasy shopping

With out a doubt one of the top things I like about my job is ordering books. It's like fantasy shopping. I really like researching reviews and finding out what's hot in YA and other genres. Thankfully I am in the process of building a book collection for my library and finances have not been a major obstacle. I am pleased that so far my orders have payed off in increase circulation. The Meg Cabot collection took off better than I expected and I of course can't keep the many copies of "A Child Called it" on the shelf. I recently took an informal survey of my patrons about books that they would like to see on shelves and was surprised but also pleased that many wanted fantasy and romance books. Refreshing after hearing "where are the scary books" too many times to count.Ironically, I didn't enjoy my Selection class in the School Library Program I'm completing. Maybe because the class was small but I thought it should have been combined with the Reference class. Just a thought.
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