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message 1: by Chrisl (last edited Oct 26, 2014 09:12AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Chrisl (chrisl2) A list of Spur books with too few ratings. Less than 50.

If you search my GR catalog, you'll see my tags don't include Western, instead just the HF-USA umbrella.

In the county library, when processing incoming new books, a cataloging choice was whether to apply a Western spine label. Lose potential readers to “I don’t read Westerns syndrome,” … or lose potential shelves browsers seeking new Westerns?) Two spine labels were used for LP and Western, placed above the standard Dewey label. (And sometimes cover useful jacket info.)

(Aside: For shelf management purposes, about six years before retiring, I combined the library’s collection of Large Print Westerns with the regular size print Westerns. Where side-by-side versions sat, statistically, the LP was more frequently borrowed.)

Adams, Clifton - Last Days of Wolf Garnett
The Last Days of Wolf Garnett
Berry, Don - Moontrap
Capps, Ben - White Man’s Road
The White Man's Road
Cooke, John Byrne - Snowblind Moon
Snowblind Moon
Jones, Douglas - Gone Dreams and Dancing, Roman, Season of Yellow Leaf
Gone the Dreams and Dancing
Roman Hasford: Roman Hasford
Season of Yellow Leaf
Josephy, Alfred - Nez Perce (Non-Fiction)
The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest
Henry, Will - From Where the Sun Now Stands
From Where the Sun Now Stands
Kelton, Elmer - Far Canyon, Slaughter
The Far Canyon
Steber, Rick - Buy the Chief a Cadillac
Buy the Chief a Cadillac
Svee, Gary - Sanctuary
Wheeler, Richard - Fools Coach, Sierra
Fool's Coach
Sierra: A Novel Of The California Gold Rush
Williams, Jeanne - Home Mountain
Home Mountain
Norman Zollinger - Riders to Cibola
Riders To Cibola

message 2: by Paul (new)

Paul Colt (paulcolt) | 78 comments Chris, If it can happen to Elmer Kelton, it can happen to anyone.

message 3: by Chrisl (last edited Oct 26, 2014 09:25AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Chrisl (chrisl2) Thanks, Paul, I like your apt Kelton analogy/perspective. Seeing readers discover prime Kelton was a job perk. Disappointed Douglas Jones did not acquire a larger audience. (Tis' the Season Yellow Leaf.)

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