The 75th Anniversary is coming up, and my distributor is offering higher discounts.
And of course, you know about the Hobbit movie, the first part of which is coming this Christmas.
I'm already getting requests for "used" copies of the book. I'm here to tell you, they'll be few and far between for the next few years, at least. Hell, they've been hard to get for the last few years.
There was a time, about 20 years ago, when used bookstores were awash with copies of Lord of the Rings books.
But no more.
Anyway, there are a ton of books by and about Tolkien. I figure I have a minimum of three years where these books are going to be in the spotlight.
So I'm going whole hog on them, and in a month or two, will probably turn my rack in front of the register -- the most prominent spot in the store -- over to All Tolkien All the Time.
5 days ago