Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas bestsellers 2012

A quick thank you to everyone who gave us fantastic support in the run-up to Christmas - and lovely to see so many of you in last few days.

As 2012 draws to a close, we thought you might like to see which titles did well in Mostly Books over the Christmas period. As usual, they bear no relation to the charts...(but if they did, what's an independent bookseller for, mmm?)

For fairness, this list has been stripped of any titles that corresponded to a Christmas event we did. If these were included Ben Goldacre's 'Bad Pharma' and Mark Forsyth's 'Horologicon' and 'Etymologicon' would be runaway winners.

These books had to duke it out with all the other titles, selling in 1s and 2s from the tables and shelves...

So, in reverse order...

#20 - Dominion - CJ Sansom
#19 - Klutz Gotcha Gadgets
#18 - 1000 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off
#17 - Calebs Crossing - Geraldine Brooks
#16 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel - Jeff Kinney
#15 - Oxfordshire Calendar
#14 - Best of Matt 2012
#13 - Ratburger - David Walliams
#12 - Moleskine Pocket Weekly 12-month Diary
#11 - On The Map - Simon Garfield
#10 - Running My Life - Seb Coe
#9 - Usborne Sticker Christmas Cards
#8 - How To Hide a Lion - Helen Stephens
#7 - Patrick Leigh Fermor: an adventure - Artemis Cooper
#6 - Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel
#5 - Operation Bunny - Sally Gardner
#4 -  Bee In A Cathedral - Joel Levy
#3 - One Dog and His Boy - Eva Ibbotson
#2 - The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
#1 - Wenceslas - Carol Ann Duffy

Wishing you a prosperous 2013 from everyone here at Mostly Books...

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year and hope that you and all your books keep dry.










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