Today is Wild West Monday, an effort started by Gary Dobbs who writes The Tainted Archive blog. He sums it all up nicely in this entry. It's an effort not only to bring back the western but fast, quick reads that entertain just as much (or better?) than the latest TV or movie. It's something I've lamented about before, especially when it comes to SF and fantasy. And it's what Hard Case Crime and Gabriel Hunt books (my review of Gabriel Hunt at the Well of Eternity here) are all about.
But westerns are the theme today. So go on: head on over to your local bookstore and library and ask about westerns. Get them to create a section if there isn't one and buy some books if there is one. As a Texan, westerns are part of my DNA. Make it part of yours.