HARPER LEE on order!

February 4, 2015

Sorry to shout but I have never seen anything like this.

Acquisitions just (and I mean just) placed Harper Lee’s new title Go Set a Watchman on order, and within an hour it has generated five holds despite being almost six months out and outside our usual ordering window of three months. I haven’t included a picture because there is no cover yet.  The pub date listed now is July 14th.

Right now we have 50 print copies and 30 audio copies on order, but we’ll be watching for the need to extend even that.  (Thanks for the nudge Nancy!)

Even though this is a 50 plus year hiatus between debut and sophomore novels, Lee wrote this in the 1950’s also and reportedly had thought the manuscript lost.  It was written before To Kill…but takes place later.  Read more at the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Guardian.

Come and get it.

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