Bestseller Stat Shot

A number of titles saw their print unit sales double during Father’s Day week, and while the holiday had more than a little to do with a couple of the books, the book with the biggest jump can thank Oprah for the lift. Shefali Tsabary’s The Conscious Parent had been selling in the double and low triple digits in the weeks leading up to her May 18 appearance on Oprah. The week before her appearance, she sold 216 print copies. The week after: 2,822. Sales have taken off, with the title clearing 8,343 copies last week. On the Father’s Day front, comedian Jim Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat and Mercer Mayer’s Just Me and My Dad saw sales more than double; a case could be made that Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken saw a Father’s Day lift as well—its sales more than doubled leading up to the holiday for the second year in a row. Here are the top movers and shakers among last week’s 100 bestselling books.

Title Author Week Ended 6/8 Week Ended 6/15 % Increase
The Conscious Parent Shefali Tsabary 1,890 8,343 341
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou 7,167 22,594 215
Dad Is Fat Jim Gaffigan 3,464 8,119 134
Orange Is the New Black Piper Kerman 3,515 7,847 123
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand 5,490 11,793 115
Just Me and My Dad Mercer Mayer 3,979 8,220 107

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