Uptown Bestseller Report: November 2015

Marlon James continued to claim the most sales at our store following his Booker win for A Brief History of Seven Killings. This month, he was followed by Think South, Cathy de Moll’s exciting account of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica expedition, and Claudia Rankine’s powerful poetic essay Citizen.

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Another popular local title made the list. It seems everybody’s heard about Rick Shefchick’s Everybody’s Heard About the Bird, because it was one of the books we held for customers most often, and was the fifth-best-selling book in November. A lot of local media coverage and a popular topic—the Minnesota music scene—made it a perfect book for us at M&Q.

Two more award-winning books round out the list: Dear Committee Members and Between the World and Me. Coates’ memoir won the National Book Award for Nonfiction last month, and has been on our top six list since its publication in July.

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Once again, no hardcover fiction made the list. (Need recommendations? Ask us!) We hope to see you in the store this month. Maybe you’ll help determine the December bestsellers!