In its third annual “Best of…” event, Barnes and Noble did a survey of booksellers at its brick and mortar stores, asking which books they enjoyed selling the most during the year. Here’s the list of the eight top nominees that moved the booksellers and/or pointed to pivotal moments in 2021 for them. The booksellers chose among the finalists for the B&N Book of the Year (indicated in red).
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“Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr
“The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich
“Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef”
by Anthony Falco
“The 1619 Project: Born on the Water” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator)
“Together” by Luke Adam Hawker
“Under the Whispering Door” by TJ Klune
“The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (Two-Volume Set)” by
Paul McCartney, Paul Muldoon (Editor)
“Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner
Have you read any of the finalists? Please let us know in the comments below.