Our Best Seller List for December 2008
With ample online sales activity we came out of the shopping slump in good health. This year there was more late shopping than in other years. May we all share an economy growing 2009 of good reading and terrific author visits.
December sales do reflect our Gift Guide and local buying choices and settings as well as the ongoing magic of Harry Potter.
Best Sellers in Hardcover
Best Sellers in Trade Paperback
Best Sellers in Mass Market Paperback
Hardcover Best Sellers
Rowling satisfies the cravings of Potter
fans for more with this collection of fairy tales from the wizarding world. Proceeds of the book sales go to her charity for vulnerable children.
A beatiful combination of memoir and cookbook based on Martinson's extensive interviews with Elsie Henderson, the long time cook for the Kaufmann family.
Adam Dalgleish investigates murder at a private clinic.
Dr. Kay is off to Manhattan
100 different uses for our most famous hometown food product plus a history of the red stuff, nostalgic photos and more
Anne Perry's Christmas mysteries have become a holiday tradition and with good reason.
One of the most captivating pop-ups we've ever carried. Gorgeous spreads show several different bird habitats and as each page is opened the songs of the birds shown are reproduced in brilliant stereo.
Neville's entertaining sequel to her first bestseller, The Eight
A delightful pop-up based on de Paolo's famous story about an Italian witch
combined with superb paper engineering by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
What could be better than another chapter in Brown's charming series with crime-solving cats and dogs? A Sneaky Pie book set at Christmas-time.
Trade Paperback Best Sellers
Charming tale of three Iranian sisters who open a restaurant in a small Irish village is a popular book club choice.
Kingsbury's holiday tales set at the Edwardian Pennyfoot Hotel are perfect cozy reads for Christmas.
Hilda Johannsen, former housemaid to the Studebaker family in South Bend, Indiana
First time in paperback for two of Perry's earlier Christmas mysteries: A Christmas Guest and A Christmas Secret.
French's Edgar-winner with Irish cop Cassie Maddox continues to attract book club readers.
Advice from the Car Talk guys, Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers--some of it about cars.
Extra credit for readers who can correctly define a tappet.
Lastest for intrepid post WW I investigator Maisie Dobbs finds her in the rural hinterlands during hop-picking season.
An entertainingn and erudite biography of Shakespeare
The award-winning book that introduced Maisie Dobbs is selling well ahead of the author's upcoming appearance at MLB.
An anthology of stories that feature paranormal crime.
Paperback Best Sellers
Childs launches a new series
with three widows who open a cafe
PI Kinsey Milhone
Mystery shopper Josie Marcus all tangled up in murder during the holidays.
An excellent village-set British mystery
The irascible Agatha Raisin takes on Christmas.
A perfect choice for the inauguration with White House chef
ER doc seeks truth behind patient's death in a fictitious Pittsburgh hospital
The obsessive-compulsive detective pursues his shrink to Germany.