The Raven Book Store’s bestsellers for the week of Aug. 3, 2021 (Sponsored post)

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Note from the Times: This bestseller list comes to us straight from The Raven Book Store in Lawrence. See other editions of the list here.

Lots of new faces on this week’s bestseller list, which (I think) is the first week to not feature Braiding Sweetgrass since the list began.

The most exciting new face is Lawrence poet Brian Daldorph, whose University Press of Kansas book Words is a Powerful Thing chronicles his decades teaching creative writing at the Douglas County jail. It’s a powerful project and it makes a strong No. 1 debut on the strength of a wonderful Raven virtual event


1.     Brian Daldorph, Words Is a Powerful Thing:Twenty Years of Teaching Creative Writing at Douglas County Jail

2.     Meg Heriford, Ladybird, Collected

3.     Danny Caine, How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future

4.     Carol Leonnig, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year

5.     Frank Herbert, Dune

6.     Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mexican Gothic

7.     Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

8.     Becky Chambers, Psalm for the Wild-Built

9.     Jean Hanff Korelitz, Plot

10.   Christi Johnson, Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment

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