Bestseller Stat Shot

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Holt) celebrates 500 weeks on the juvenile fiction overall bestseller list this week, giving it a much longer tail than your average bear, or book—or book about bears, for that matter. It has some illustrious company in the long-running bestseller department. Here are the longest-running titles from several categories:

Adult fiction The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 84
Adult nonfiction Strengths Finder 2.0 Tom Rath 342
Juvenile fiction Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown 502
Juvenile nonfiction Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein 499

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