Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending March 20, 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.
Rebecca Skloot and Sammy Hagar both gave readings in St. Louis last week, which partially accounts for their shared place atop the adult list. (Click over to A to Z to read an interview with Hagar's co-author, Joel Selvin.) The other parts are the overall awesomeness of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and St. Louisans' deep affection for the Red Rocker.
This week's list also includes one Alliance member, Main Street Books owner Vicki Erwin who, upon discovering there were no architectural histories of St. Charles, co-wrote one of her own, St. Charles Then and Now. Still, it couldn't beat perennial bestseller Ghosts of St. Charles by Michael Henry.
Lists after the jump...
1. (tie) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 1. Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock by Sammy Hagar 3. One of Our Thursdays is Missing: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde 4. Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two by Patrick Rothfuss 5. Swimming Solo by Susan Rava 6. Ghosts of St. Charles by Michael Henry 7. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain 8. St. Charles Then and Now by Vicki Berger Erwin and Jessica Dreyer 9. Pleasure Principles by Lesley E. Hal 10. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
1. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft and Jeremy Beckett 2. A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup 3. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 4. You Can Count on Monsters by Richard Evan Schwartz 5. It's Easter, Little Critter! by Mercer Mayer 6. Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock 7. Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama 8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 9. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown 10. Beyonders by Brandon Mull