Sendak Book Sales Skyrocket

Here’s more proof that art and literature have lives of their own.  The day after his death, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are jumped from #204 on Amazon’s bestseller list to #14.  The other top 9 are also Sendak books, including Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life, which leapt to #52 all the way from #315,110.  Here’s the complete list.

  1. Where the Wild Things Are (#14 from #204)
  2. Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life (hardcover; #52 from #315,110)
  3. Brundibar (#189 from #372,499)
  4. BUMBLE-ARDY (#36 from #50,046)
  5. Outside Over There (paperback; #90 from #89,042)
  6. Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life (paperback; #327 from #265,681)
  7. In the Night Kitchen (#309 from #134,501)
  8. The Sign on Rosie’s Door (#324 from #134,206)
  9. Outside Over There (hardcover; #199 from #65,546)
  10. Mommy? (#338 from #96,237).

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