Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List



Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending August 19, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books.

Dear readers of St. Louis,

Holy crap! You've finally done it! You've made Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl the number-one local bestseller. (And it is local, sort of: Much of the action takes place in North Carthage, Missouri, a fictional town on the Mississippi, near Hannibal, but there are detours to the St. Louis are.) Most of you have probably finished reading it already because, as you know, once you pick it up, it's impossible to put down. Unlike another bestseller that has dominated the bestseller list for most of this long, crappy summer. Our Inner Goddess thanks you.


Adult Bestsellers:

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 3. The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields 4. Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron 5. Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen 6. Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams 7. Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love by Agapi Stassinopoulos 8. The Basement Quilt by Ann Hazelwood 9. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James 10. 1493: Uncovering the New World by Charles Mann

Children's/YA Bestsellers:

1. Count to Sleep St. Louis by Adam Gamble and Joe Veno 2. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger 3. Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan 4. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri 5. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss 6. Yellow Submarine: Midi Edition by The Beatles 7. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin 8. The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby 9. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman 10. Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Anne-Sophie Lanquetin


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