There's a depressing side to returns season. It comes near the tail-end of the fiscal year, when we can delay the inevitable no longer and have to send back books which we'd been holding on to as long as possible for sentimental reasons; books which "should" sell. What's maybe more depressing is that books that don't sell usually fall into very specific categories, and so maybe as booksellers we should learn simply not to order from these lists.
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