The sudden flurry of incoming stock at the end of February was a false dawn: the usual end of year acquisition panic is not upon us. Quite the reverse in fact: so far this month we've had twelve boxes of books, which turned out to be fifty books and a lot of paper padding.
The Acq. team are praying for the early arrival of Frog's book-buying visit though we're still not sure that it would count for the stock additions performance indicator. Mary's pretty sanguine about it as she thinks that she can pay for some stuff that will arrive next month out of this year's money. The Acq. team are unimpressed as this means they'll be effectively starting the clock for 2008/9 with a minus number for the total.