This Friday Oprah will be unleashing a new book club selection onto the world. And you can order it now, but there’s no way of knowing what it is. The mysterious Oprah Book Club #62 (as it appears on Amazon, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor) could be anything.
Now we placed an order for it today, figuring it’s better to be safe than sorry. But it’s a bit of an issue when the item could be a new title, something we already own, fiction or non-fiction. This is not how collection development ought to work. For that matter it’s not how billing should work (what fund do we want to guess it should come out of).
But it’s Oprah, so what can you do.