Bronwyn's investigating the latest batch of boxes to be sent in by Catty Library. They're all best-sellers, either from the Orange longlist or Richard & Judy's Bookclub. Each one has a handwritten note inside:
"We already have a copy of this."
A quick check of the catalogue shows that each and every one of the copies left behind at Catty are on loan.
I can't imagine why, after a superb refurbishment, complete stock refresh and lots and lots of publicity in the local rag, Catty Library's issue figures still aren't as good as they were before they closed.