Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chicagoland Top Sellers

So after a six-month break at blogging (how’d they go by so fast?!), I’m easing back into the game with a quick post on local best sellers, thanks to our friends at Shelf Awareness

Top-Selling Titles in Chicagoland and Milwaukee Last Week

The following were the bestselling books at independent bookstores in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas during the week ended Sunday, November 13:

1. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
3. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
4. Blue Nights by Joan Didion
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
6. Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
7. That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman
8. Simply Jesus by N.T. Wright
9. Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
10. Deliriously Happy by Larry Doyle

The reporting bookstores and their handselling favorites:

Anderson’s, Naperville and Downers Grove: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Book Cellar, Lincoln Square: Deliriously Happy by Larry Doyle
Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka
Book Table, Oak Park: A Natural History of the Piano by Stuart Isacoff
Books & Co., Oconomowoc: We the Animals by Justin Torres
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg
57th St. Books, Chicago: China in Ten Words by Yu Hua
Lake Forest Books: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Next Chapter, Mequon
Read Between the Lynes, Woodstock
Seminary Co-op: Music and Sentiment by Charles Rosen
Women and Children First, Chicago: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

[Many thanks to the booksellers and Carl Lennertz!]

Also, a shot of books (read) patiently waiting to be reviewed:Image

And a shot of books patiently waiting to be read: 

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I’ve clearly got my work cut out for me! Eek! And all of this in the middle of National Novel Writing Month

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