I don't know about you, but whenever I'm visiting a Borders or Barnes & Noble I typically scan the shelves for my favorite living contemporary novelists and writers to see if they've published anything new.
Here's my list (in the order in which they come to me):
James P. Blaylock
John C. Wright
Of course, I have other favorite authors that I don't expect new books from and therefore I don't scan the book shelves for them. They're dead.
Does anyone else do the same thing in these bookstores?
Oh, and I just saw that William Gibson has a new novel Spook Country. I hope to get a copy today. Cool.