Why is there a delay on new books?
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2021 Views: 77
Unfortunately, there has been a significant delay in receiving almost all of the new books that we have ordered which have been published over the past couple of months.
Our book vendor is currently running a couple of months behind in getting the books we've ordered processed (adding all the correct labels, barcodes, jacket covers, RFID tags, etc.) and shipped to us.
This is because of both the national labor shortage (like many businesses, they have been having difficulty hiring workers to process the books in their warehouse), and the fact that they have been experiencing an unusually large workload this summer as libraries and bookstores order more books as the economy picks back up and books that publishers had previously delayed due to the global pandemic are now being released. Our vendor reps are keeping an eye on our orders and getting books to us as they are able. They are prioritizing our Lucky Day titles (adult best sellers), so that those should arrive as close as possible to the official publishing release date. We have also worked with Ingram to prioritize other titles with high holds / long request lists.
This will likely last for a couple more months, into the fall, but they are planning to process and ship many, many more books starting very soon so that they can get caught up with our orders.
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