Signing and shipping some product at the Hachette Book Group distribution center, in Lebanon, Indiana. (Noted: that’s a great-looking cover.) Always nice to see the real-world side of the book business, and for a former newspaper press room geek, watching books fly around on conveyors is very satisfying.

Thanks to the great team at HBG for all their hard work, and especially to Bob Babbin, director of operations and distribution, who will be retiring next month after 45 years with the company. Go play some golf, sir. You’ve earned it!