The day's not over, so there's still time for you to participate in Wild West Monday. As organized by Gary Dobbs of The Tainted Archive, the initiative is to go to your local bookstore/library and inquire about Western literature. The intent is to show support for the genre, and let the bookstores know that there is still an audience for them. For more info, please visit The Tainted Archive.
I went to two bookstores today: the famous Strand Bookstore in Manhattan, and Spoonbill and Sugartown in Brooklyn. Sadly, neither store had a Western section, though I was able to pick up a new copy of Jack Schaefer's Shane for $3.50 and a vintage hardcover of Zane Grey's The Drift Fence for $6.00. I'll be sure to post a review of both books as soon as I read them.
Again, many thanks to Gary to organizing Wild West Monday. Long live the Western!