Four of these ten books are local (and one is seeing continuous huge sales because it’s the KU Common Book).
This strikes me as very cool: these books are dominating our bestseller list, and they’re nowhere to be found on any other bestseller lists.
This speaks to the uniqueness of Lawrence, and the strength of independent bookstores. Every bookstore is a reflection of its local community, and our local community has some pretty good taste.
1. Meg Heriford, Ladybird, Collected
2. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
3. Devon A. Mihesuah, The Hatak Witches
4. Roger Bennett, Reborn in the USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to His Chosen Home
5. Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
6. Danny Caine, Flavortown
7. Sharice Davids, Sharice’s Big Voice
8. John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed
9. Yu Miri, Tokyo Ueno Station
10. Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart