Unfortunately, [IndieBound doesnt] have overall lists without dividing hardcover/paperback and fiction/nonfiction. They also don’t seem to have any regional or by-store breakdowns, which is really the part I’m interested in — the variations in local culture and bookstore personality that change the books that work best at each individual independent bookstore. Hence, my totally biased survey:
In Brooklyn, the delightful Word has released its top 20 overall sellers. The top 3 are:
A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, JUST KIDS, 1Q84. Also notable are THE ASTRAL and THE NEW BROOKLYN COOKBOOK, which presumably make the list for local reasons, and THE GONE-AWAY WORLD, which presumably makes the list because those bitches are crazy about it. …
Worth clicking through for both in general and also for the bonus NEVER HEARD OF THIS TITLE BEFORE at the very end.