Since 1988 (beginning with the original incarnation of Open Books), the first week of the new year has meant inventory for us. This year was no different — nor were the tools we used to count every book on our shelves. It’s a two-person operation, with one standing at the bookcase calling out prices and the other seated and ticking them down (and trying not to drift off). This is also a time for us to find mis-shelved titles (That’s where that went!) and to shake things up a bit in the stacks. Next time you come our way, you’ll find more used and sale books along side the many new arrivals. These cold, dark days are perfect for a browse, no?