Our Best Seller List for Holiday 2011
Here's a look at what sold best in our store during the holiday period, from mid-November through Christmas. What sold seems to be anything by P.D. James, Lisa Scottoline or Anne Perry as well as signed books. The parody Goodnight iPad was stronger than we guessed it would be. Two other non-fiction titles were hits: 100 Unforgettable Dresses and History of the World in 100 Objects.
Big hits in kids books were Wimpy Kid, of course, Shel Silverstein and the Great Global Puzzle, a book that takes you around the world with the help of Google Earth.
For paperbacks, Pittsburgh was a winning subject with Sid vs. Ovi, the story of Sidney Crosby and his rival, Pittsburgh Noir edited by Kathy George and The Odds, written by Kathy George. Now if only Kathy George played hockey! It was so nice to see an old favorite, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, on the list along with a new favorite, The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault. Our good friend Margaret Maron, however, topped the list with Christmas Mourning.
Best Sellers in Hardcover
Best Sellers in Kid's Hardcover
Best Sellers in Paperback
Hardcover Best Sellers
The great P.D. James move from contemporary police action to the historical mystery in this book that features Elizabeth and Darcy as sleuths.
PI Kinsey Milhone takes on her 22nd adventure as Sue Grafton wends her way to the end of the alphabet. Order now to ensure a signed copy.
$27.95 signed copies available
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home.
$28 signed copies available
The title certainly describes the relationship between co-authors and mother daughter in this humorous and touching collection of essays.
A holiday tradition--Anne Perry's holiday mystery featuring one of the supporting characters from her two popular series. This time it's Charlotte's mother, Caroline, who serves a sleuth.
A completely contemporary send-up of the classic children's tale as we bid goodnight to each of our beeping, blinking screens secure in the knowledge that they will be waiting for us in the morning, fully charged.
An original and thought-provoking book by the director of the British Museum that illustrates human history through 100 objects drawn from the museum's collection.
A second volume in Rankin's new series with Malcolm Fox and his "Complaints" group who investigate corrupt cops
An A to Zed guide to distinctively British words. Indispensable for fans of British mystery.
Gorgeously illustrated, here are the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories.
Hardcover Kid's Best Sellers
The sixth episode in Jeff Kinney's popular series about Greg Heffley and his middle school misadventures
A new poetry book chock full of unpublished poems and artwork by the beloved Silverstein
A lushly illustrated book of geographical puzzles that you can solve using Google Earth
Everyone's favorite seek and solve, puzzle master, Walter Wick is back with gorgeous photos of "all things toy related".
It's Christmas Eve, and the Mouse house is full of activity. Each spread shows a different room in the Mouse house.
An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of bestselling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Paperback Best Sellers
Deborah Knott celebrates a family Christmas, one interrupted by murder
Pittsburgh takes its rightful place alongside New York, Los Angeles, Istanbul and other great cities--we've got our own volume of Noir stories.
Desktop decor for the holidays--Charlie Brown's pathetic Christmas tree, including Linus's blanket and a mini edition of Charlie Brown's Christmas.
A charming collection of stories featuring the unforgettable characters of Cold Comfort farm
Don’t let the Young Adult classification fool you – this will be a memorable read for teens as well as adults and a favorite with book clubs.
The story behind hockey legends, and rivals, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin
A unique and charming mystery about a directionless young man who takes a job at a dictionary publisher and stumbles across a mystery
Collection of Christmas-themed mystery stories
A classic country house puzzle set during the holidays
Local writer Kathleen George's Edgar-nominated mystery, set in Pittsburgh