Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Friday, October 7

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

Book Club
« Odd Fish Fan Art Call for Submissions (Academic) Fun for Everyone »

Bestsellers Wed Nov 11 2009

Chicagoland Bestseller List for Week Ending November 8

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
3. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
4. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
5. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. What Would Susie Say by Susie Essman
2. Superfreakonomics by Steven Leavitt and Stephen Dubner
3. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
4. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
5. The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

Paperback Fiction
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows
2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
4. Push by Sapphire
5. Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout

Paperback Nonfiction
1. My Life in France by Julia Child
2. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
3. Supercapitalism by Robert Reich
4. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
5. More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. January's Sparrow by Patricia Polacco
4. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 by Jeff Kinney

As gathered from Anderson's Bookshop; Read Between the Lynes; The Book Cellar; Lake Forest Books; The Bookstall at Chestnut Court; The Book Table; the Seminary Co-op Bookstores; and Women and Children First by Carl Lennertz.

GB store
GB store
Gapers Block presents Tuesday Funk, Chicago's ecclectic monthly reading series.
GB store



About GB Book Club

Book Club is the literary section of Gapers Block, covering Chicago's authors, poets and literary events. More...

Editor: Andrew Huff,
Book Club staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15