Monday, October 26, 2009

Money --> Mouth

With all my talk about best sellers, I figured I'd take a look to see what ours were these days. We're ... a different demographic than the one covered by the NYT best seller list. Bear in mind, this is just us here in Brooklyn. The Manhattan stores are far more frontlist driven. Their best seller lists are gonna have a lot more new, hot titles.

(I didn't count things I thought had sold primarily as textbooks, so I had to leave off How Does It Feel to Be a Problem, by Brooklyn College professor, American Book Award winner, and all-around solid dude, Moustafa Bayoumi, because even though we sold a bunch, there are also a bunch of classes using it this semester.)

HARDCOVER:
1) Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2) Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
3) 50th Law, 50 Cent & Robert Greene
4) Breaking Dawn, Stephanie Meyer
5) Michael Jackson, Robert Taraborrelli
6) Alibi, Teri Woods
7) Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama
8) Debt Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About, Kevin Trudeau
9) Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
10) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, by Jeff Kinney

PAPERBACK:
1) Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
2) Why Men Love Bitches, Sherry Argov
3) Push, Sapphire
4) Eclipse, Stephanie Meyer
5) Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Jane Austen
6) Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama
7) Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
8) Freakonomics, Steven Levitt
9) The Road, Cormac McCarthy
10) Blow Him Away: How to Give Him Mind Blowing Oral Sex, Marcy Michaels

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