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Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 12

A display at Subterranean Books on Delmar.
A display at Subterranean Books on Delmar.

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending June 12:


  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  2. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  3. Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  4. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (tie)
  5. Immortal Life of Henriettta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  6. Go the F* to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
  7. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  8. Heaven is for Real Todd Burbo
  9. Pat the Zombie by Aaron Xim
  10. American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Design by Robert Sharoff


  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald
  4. Scrapper by Alex Marie Bess
  5. My Animals by Xavier Deneux
  6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  7. Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks
  8. First 100 Animals by Priddy Books
  9. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  10. Unsinkable by Gordon Korman
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