Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Librarians and the Hard Boiled

Date: 14 Jun 2001 wrote:
> > Interesting. I always assumed mysteries were among the best
> > circulators in libraries. Also, does this mean the publishers
> > define the library placement, not the librarians? Mark

> No, publishers have no influence over where a library places a
> book, except in the definition of the genre that the book
> represents.

That's a pretty damn big "except." From what I've seen, if a publisher defines a book's genre, in almost every case the cataloguers will go along with it.

> Some libraries do shelve by type of genre, but others (like mine)
> have one long alphabetical arrangement to its fiction. If a

No offense, but I think your library is in the minority. (Public, right?) I've never seen a library that didn't break their collection down by genre.


# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 14 Jun 2001 EDT