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June 21, 2005

News & Opinion: Biz Books In The Bookstores

By: Jack @ 4:44 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry

I was talking with my cohorts from the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops yesterday (we are owned by the same company). The lead buyer was talking about the number of business titles on their bestsellers list last week.
It can be a little unusual for the bookstores to be selling a lot of business books. People generally end up at our bookstores looking for childrens books or a good novel.
Here are the biz titles and the position on their list:
#2 Freakonomics
#3 The World is Flat
#5 Blink
#9 Winning
I think it again shows the crossover potential for a lot of these "worldview" type books.