Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 1, 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.
Last week everybody was preparing for Easter, so of course the Hunger Games trilogy continued to dominate the children's/YA bestseller list. The children of Panem died for our sins.
Wait, no sorry, people were buying books about chicks and ducklings, including Where Do Chicks Come From? by local picture-book author Amy E. Sklansky.
Over on the adult list, Relative Strangers, a book of short stories by Margaret Hermes, and The Might Have Been, a novel by Joseph M. Schuster, both locals, appeared for the second straight week. They were joined by KMOX: The Voice of St. Louis by Frank Absher, a book with lots of vintage photos of our beloved radio station. Because that's what you think of when you think of radio. Pictures.
1. Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John Elder Robison 2. Relative Strangers by Margaret Hermes 3. KMOX: The Voice of St. Louis (Images of America) by Frank Absher 4. Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis 5. The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster 6. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison 7. Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith 8. The Descendants: A Novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings 9. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 10. Bossypants by Tina Fey
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 5. Where Do Chicks Come From? by Amy E. Sklansky 6. Onward Is Best: A Christmas Journey by Sarah Jean Linquist 7. Max's Easter Surprise by Rosemary Wells 8. Legend by Marie Lu 9. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems 10. The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder
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