Check out the bestselling books in five St. Louis metro area bookstores for the week ending July 1.
E.L. James' trilogy remains a hot read as all three books make the top five sells for the St. Louis-area independent bookstores for the week ending July 1. The bookstores include Subterranean Books in University City, Sue's News at the St. Louis Galleria, Left Bank Books in the Central West End, Main Street Books in St. Charles and Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves. Adults Children/Young Adult
Word of mouth and viral marketing have created a huge demand for the racy book.
People are talking about J. L. James' novel Fifty Shades of Grey, and apparently St. Charles County residents are lined up to read the novel for themselves. According to a catalog search of the St. Charles City-County Library District, 701 people have the book on reserve as of June 7. The district has 116 copies in its collection. "We also have it as an e-book," said the district's Marketing Director, Maggie Preiss. "We have 85 e-copies, with 238 people on a waiting list." The novel is available as a downloadable audiobook (with a waiting list of 43) and as an audiobook on CD (with 73 on the waiting list). Preiss told Patch that she can't remember the last book to demand such a large waiting list. "Favorite authors, like James Patterson, …