In the synagogue that I attend I was asked to carry the 2nd Sefer the Chazan 1st to the Bimah. Afterwards the other gentleman who I had pesicha with took the 1st Sefer back. The chazan takes the Maftir back.
Why is this? I was under the impression that whoever does hagbah takes the Sefer back except one which is given to the Chazan in this case the maftir.
Any mekomos that the one who didn’t take to the Bimah now takes it to the Aron.
Otherwise how would it work when Rosh Chodesh Chanukah and shabbos fall?