Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending September 11, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News.
It's so good to see people planning ahead! Our number-one adult bestseller this week is A Time to Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living by the Southern lifestyle and gardening guru James T. Farmer III. It's fall, finally, but apparently it's never to early to start thinking about next summer's garden. Also making its debut on the bestseller list is The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta's imagining of the aftermath of a Rapture-like event. It's important to be prepared for that sort of thing.
You may notice a familiar name on the kids' bestseller list: Yes, Colin Meloy, author of the Portland-set urban fantasy Wildwood, is the same Colin Meloy who is the lead singer of the Decemberists. He is currently outselling Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. And he, too, is planning ahead: Wildwood is the first in a series.
1. A Time to Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living by James T. Farmer III 2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 3. Bossypants by Tina Fey 4. The Heart and The Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens 5. Noir at the Bar edited by Jedidiah Ayres and Scott Phillips 6. Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland 7. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta 8. The Magician King by Lev Grossman 9. Go The Fuck To Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés 10. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
1. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action by Judy Schachner 2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 4. Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret 5. Feed by M.T. Anderson 6. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner 7. Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book One by Colin Meloy 8. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 9. The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 10. The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder
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