One of the most interesting things about working in a library is seeing what is or isn’t popular with ‘regular’ readers (readers who aren’t likely wrapped up in the online book community).
I was using the software we have to get some inspiration for putting together a new YA book display. I have to say these aren’t who I would have thought would have been popular (most checked out) authors for the system.
Note: I work in the biggest city in the state but we are still slowly reopening with no seating/programs. That likely influences who is checking out books & what they are reading.
Book subscription boxes have been around for years at this point. It’s been great seeing the growth from small boxes with a few small handmade items from very small shops to the collaborations with publishers, authors, & artists to create some stunning specials editions.
Now the question is where do book boxes go from here? I have no insider knowledge of the companies but I’ve been a purchaser & observer for years. I’m using my ‘knowledge’ to predict what trends we might see in 2021 and beyond as well as sharing my wish list of what I would like to see.