Y'know, I've been noticing that used paperbacks seem to be a little cheaper than normal recently a lot of places. Not that they are every really expensive... I dunno, maybe I'm just old enough that the ones I want to buy aren't cool anymore.
In the USA, the National Book Awards have been announced: Fiction: Europe Central by William T. Vollmann. Non-fiction: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Poetry: Migration: New and Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin.