Simon & Schuster has cancelled Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulous after a controversial video was released this week. The American Conservative Union also cancelled his appearance this week.  PW covers the history of this title which was initially due to be released in March, but recently delayed until June. The New York Times has more information on the most recent controversy.

Updated information:  Items have been deleted from the PAC  and Overdrive. Nancy has notified the requesters of the cancellation of the title when the requester provided an email address.

Collection Development staff had ordered three formats of this title – book, ebook and eaudio.  These were purchased based on requests from our users.  We have removed the catalog entries. Requesters were notified their hold was cancelled with information on the cancellation of the book.  The ebook and eaudio holds have been deleted and requester have been notified by email.

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Popular Pet Books

May 1, 2008

Sometimes I feel like I am buying too many pet books but they are popular. I receive many rincs on books for pets and other domestic animals (think horses). Here is an article on bestselling pet books:

From: Library Journal

Best-Selling Dogs
April 30, 2008

Pets & Pet Care best sellers appear in the May 1 issue, a subject we haven’t done a list for since 2003. When I came up with only dog books, I checked the old list to make sure there wasn’t an error. Nope; people just love dogs and have for a much longer time than the past five years. However, the list from 2003 shows the popular breeds for guidebooks were rottweilers, Chihuahuas, pit bulls, and bichons frises. The dachshund and Labrador retriever stood the test of time, showing up on both lists, and the Siberian husky seems to be this year’s choice breed, as far as the books are representative of the best-selling pups.

Surprisingly, there are no books on designer dog breeds on the list this year. I distinctly remember being taken by Dogs by Design and passing it around in the office last year. There are dog cookbooks (PupSnacks and Better Food for Dogs), however, to represent the times and, of course, Cesar Millan‘s books.

Posted by Anna Katterjohn on April 30, 2008

If you are interested in the most popular dogs, here is link to:

American Kennel Club Registration

This lists also shows trends in registration of AKC dogs. Although sporting dogs like Labrador Retrievers are still the tops, small dogs are becoming more popular. Mine is a chihuahua. As we walk the neighborhood, we are meeting more and more dogs his size.