Dustin Kurtz, a bookseller at Manhattan’s beloved McNally Jackson, gives us the skinny on bestselling backlist titles.
All of Salinger sells, of course. Likewise Murakami and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Some of our more surprising customer favorites might be Sigrid Nunez’s The Last of Her Kind, Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch, and anything by Marguerite Duras.
Among our more popular nonfiction backlist titles are, of course, Ryszard Kapuscinski’s work. Pema Chödrön and Thich Nhat Hanh battle for supremacy in our Buddhism section. Ina May Gaskin is working to get a lead on What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Thomas Friedman’s watered-down cosmopolitanism far outsells Thoreau’s inward gaze.
McNally Jackson is located at 52 Prince Street, New York, N.Y. For more information on upcoming readings, staff picks, and its print on demand services, visit mcnallyjackson.com.