“For the first time since we began tracking bestsellers, four of the top 10 are current staff picks,” the Raven Book Store writes.
“We are pleased to present the Raven’s bestsellers of 2021! I must say, it’s an incredible list.”
“Even with all this fall’s big hits, big new releases and even a few new classics, nobody had the numbers to unseat the mighty ‘Ladybird, Collected.’ That’s just fine with us,” the Raven Book Store writes of this week’s bestsellers.
“This one was no contest — Nikole Hannah-Jones’ monumental ‘The 1619 Project’ sold twice as many books as any other on the list.”
“We’ve never seen anything quite like how many people want to read ‘Dune’ right now.”
Nearly everything on this week’s bestseller list is Kansas-related!
Susan Orlean and Michelle Zauner ride the waves of their wonderful Liberty Hall events to spots on the bestseller list this week, but nobody can beat Meg Heriford’s instant-classic Ladybird, Collected, riding strong a full year after its pub date. You love to see it.
Amanda Gorman’s long-awaited picture book debuts with a strong No. 1 on this round of the Raven’s bestseller list. Any time a poet tops a bestseller list is a cause for celebration.
“Last week we had a thrilling and wonderful grand-opening celebration, including a magical sold-out in-person event with Sarah Smarsh. In fact, that magic is reflected in this week’s bestsellers,” the Raven Book Store says.
Making their debuts this week are not one but two locally published, neighborhood-focused nonfiction projects, covering East Lawrence and Old West Lawrence.
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