Bestseller Stat Shot
Sales of nonfiction titles last week reflect stronger-than-usual regional influence. A book about the Red Sox’s championship season is tops in the Northeast, and the latest installment in the Robertson family’s Duck Commander publishing enterprise —a cookbook—takes the top prize in the South. The rest of the country is busy reading Charles Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly. Here’s a region-by-region breakdown.
|Northeast||For Boston||Boston Globe||Triumph|
|Middle Atlantic||Killing Jesus||O’Reilly/Dugard||Henry Holt|
|East North Central||Things That Matter||Charles Krauthammer||Crown Forum|
|West North Central||Killing Jesus||O’Reilly/Dugard||Henry Holt|
|South Atlantic||Things That Matter||Charles Krauthammer||Crown Forum|
|South Central||Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen||Kay Robertson||Howard Books|
|Mountain||Killing Jesus||O’Reilly/Dugard||Henry Holt|
|Pacific||Killing Jesus||O’Reilly/Dugard||Henry Holt|
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