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The Bestsellers of 2012 December 31, 2012

Posted by Galaxy in Uncategorized.

It’s always fun, at the end of the year, to run our bestsellers report. It rarely mirrors the national bestseller lists (you’ll find 50 Shades of Grey falling square in the middle of the list, rather than up at the top), but instead reflects the books and authors we have admired and welcomed to Hardwick through the year. All but two of the authors of our top 10 books gave readings at the store this year!

The topic of food continues to dominate our local reading lists, and there was an exciting race for our number 1 book of the year–Bethany Dunbar nosed ahead by one single copy to take the title from Ben Hewitt during the last week of the year!

Without further ado, here are The Galaxy Bookshop’s Top 20 Bestsellers of 2012:

1. Kingdom’s Bounty, by Bethany Dunbar
2. The Town That Food Saved, by Ben Hewitt
3. The Great Northern Express, by Howard Frank Mosher
4. The Lepine Girls of Mud City, by Evelyn Grace Geer
5. The New Feminist Agenda, by Madeleine Kunin
6. Are You My Mother?, by Alison Bechdel
7. True Colors, by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
8. Paradise City, by Archer Mayor
9. The Greenhorns, edited by Severine Von Tscharner Fleming, et. al.
10. Vermont Wild: Volume 3, by Megan Price
11. Stand Against the Wind, by Chris Braithwaite
12. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
13. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
14. Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, by Constance Hale
15. Park Songs, by David Budbill
16. Falling Upward, by Richard Rohr
17. The Bear That Heard Crying, by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
18. Privacy, by Garret Keizer
19. Life Everlasting, by Bernd Heinrich
20. A Wedding in Haiti, by Julia Alvarez



1. vermontfeatureethany - January 4, 2013

Hi guys – thanks so much for all you have done to promote Kingdom’s Bounty. I’m honored to be in such heady company and selfishly kind of glad I bought Ben’s book last year.

~Bethany M. Dunbar

Galaxy - January 7, 2013

Bethany – we are thrilled to have your book in the store and so happy to see it become our top seller for the year!

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