A lot of things look different now than they did at this time last year, and that includes sales for books whose themes have become hot topics of conversation: totalitarianism, sexual politics*, and the newly elected president of the United States. Here, we look at 10 books whose print unit sales were notably higher in the first four weeks of 2017 than in the same period the year before.
Year-to-date print sales: 12,836
Increase over January 2016: 427%
Year-to-date print sales: 18,759
Increase over January 2016: 325%
* Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale has also shown significant gains, thanks in part to the fortuitously timed Hulu adaptation premiering April 26.
Source: NPD BookScan; Sales figures are for the bestselling edition of each title