Best sales of the week: August 30, 2021
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have the # 2 book in the country with their 20th novel Pendergast, Bloodless. The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Ariz. Hosted a discussion on Aug. 17 with the writing duo, sending the title to the top of the Mountain Census Division. Another novelty, the opening of the series A terrible fall of the angels, is # 10 on our hardcover fiction list and # 1 in the West North Central Division, which includes Missouri, where author Laurell K. Hamilton lives. The books released in recent weeks have divided the rest of the country.
On August 15, Target began collaborating with author-illustrator Christian Robinson, bringing Caldecott Honoree’s eye-catching and inclusive design and illustration to children’s homeware and apparel, including an adaptive clothing line. The exhibition sent sales of its recent title You count surge, with printing units up 750% from last week; the book appears at # 11 on our picture book list. When first published in 2020, our star reviewer said, “Robinson represents life that is both interconnected and precious. It is a deep thought expressed with singular focus and eloquence.
NEW & OUTSTANDING
Junji Ito, trad. from Japanese by Jocelyne Allen
# 6 Hardcover fiction
“Ito retains his crown of manga king of body horror in this breathtaking thriller that skillfully blends science fiction and religious occultism,” said our star-studded reviewer. “This is a must read for Ito fans, who will remember with this truly unpredictable offer that when it’s good it’s insanely good.”
A version of this article appeared in the 08/30/2021 issue of Editors Weekly under the title: Behind the best-sellers from August 15 to 21, 2021