Books: Best-Sellers

If best-seller lists were what they pretend to be, they would show no change from one year to another. No matter what high-powered romances become popular for two months or two years, the Bible, the standard dictionaries and Fannie Farmer's Boston cookbook are perennially the best-selling books in the U. S. Below these three pieces of sacred and profane literature there are the new books that for convenience are called bestsellers. Each week the position of these ephemeral favorites are carefully checked. According to mysterious fluctuations in the public taste, books rise and...

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