Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Highest Circulating Art, Music & Recreation Books From July 2012 Through the End of June 2013

We measure our collection's circulation according to the City's July-June fiscal year. The list of thirty titles below reflect the most popular books in the Art, Music & Recreation Center collection during those twelve months. 

The majority of the titles are celebrity memoirs, the most popular being those of comediennes and rockers.  There are also a few knitting and photography titles.  Books on fashion and distance running continue to be popular.

Here's a snapshot of what has been popular in the subjects of arts and recreation at the San Francisco Public Library.

Bossypants by Tina Fey (Little, Brown and Co., 2011).

Girl Walks Into A Bar--: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, And A Midlife Miracle by Rachel Dratch (Gotham Books, 2012).

The Truth About Style by Stacy London (Viking Adult, 2012).

Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart (Crown Archetype, 2012).

My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir by Penny Marshall (New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).

The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets For How To Make Your Photos Look Like The Pro's!. Part 4 by Scott Kelby (Peachpit, 2012).

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young (Blue Rider Press, 2012).

We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy by Yael Kohen (Sarah Crichton Books, 2012).

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons (Ecco, 2012).

Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery by Herbie J. Pilato (Taylor Trade Pub., 2012).

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009).

Who I Am: A Memoir by Pete Townshend (Harper, 2012).

Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll by Ann and Nancy Wilson (It Books, 2012).

Tough Sh*t: Life Advice From a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith (Gotham Books, 2012).

Seriously-- I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres (Grand Central Pub., 2011).

The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest For The Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy (Free Press, 2012).

Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them by Frank Langella (Harper, 2012).

Life by Keith Richards (Little, Brown and Co., 2010).

The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, And My Father's Twentieth Century by Margaret Talbot (Riverhead Books, 2012).

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk, edited by Thierry-Maxime Loriot (Museum of Fine Arts in association with Abrams, New York, 2011).

Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco, 2010).

Lucky Me: My Life With--And Without--My Mom, Shirley MacLaine by Sachi Parker, Frederick Stroppel (Gotham Books, 2013).

Rita Moreno: A Memoir by Rita Moreno (Celebra, 2013).

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back In The 21st Century by Lloyd Kahn (Shelter Publications, 2012).

Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain by Betty Edwards (Tarcher/Penguin, 2012).

Knitting In Circles: 100 Circular Patterns For Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More by Nicky Epstein (Potter Craft, 2012).

Aran Knits: 23 Contemporary Designs Using Classic Cable Patterns by Martin Storey (St. Martin's Griffin, 2012).

Understanding Exposure: How To Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera by Bryan Peterson (Amphoto Books, 2010).

The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis (Simon and Schuster, 2013).

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).

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