Bestseller Stat Shot

Sales of nonfiction titles last week reflect stronger-than-usual regional influence. A book about the Red Sox’s championship season is tops in the Northeast, and the latest installment in the Robertson family’s Duck Commander publishing enterprise —a cookbook—takes the top prize in the South. The rest of the country is busy reading Charles Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly. Here’s a region-by-region breakdown.

Northeast For Boston Boston Globe Triumph
Middle Atlantic Killing Jesus O’Reilly/Dugard Henry Holt
East North Central Things That Matter Charles Krauthammer Crown Forum
West North Central Killing Jesus O’Reilly/Dugard Henry Holt
South Atlantic Things That Matter Charles Krauthammer Crown Forum
South Central Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen Kay Robertson Howard Books
Mountain Killing Jesus O’Reilly/Dugard Henry Holt
Pacific Killing Jesus O’Reilly/Dugard Henry Holt

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