Archive for dicembre 2008

UK Bestseller 2008

29 dicembre 2008

Top 10 fiction paperbacks 2008:

1. “No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (Orion)

2. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)

3. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)

4. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zuzak (Black Swan)

5. “Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton (Pan)

6. “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan (Vintage)

7.”This Year it Will be Different” by Maeve Binchy (Orion)

8. “Book of the Dead” by Patricia Cornwell (Sphere)

9. “PS, I Love You” by Cecelia Ahern (Harper)

10. “The Outcast” by Sadie Jones (Vintage)

Top 10 non-fiction paperbacks 2008:

1. Shakespeare The World as a Stageby Bill Bryson (HarperPerennial)

2. “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

3. “My Booky Wook” by Russell Brand (Hodder)

4. “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth (Orion)

5. “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham (Arrow)

6. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama (Random House)

7. “Sniper One” by Dan Mills (Penguin)

8. “Blood River” by Tim Butcher (Vintage)

9. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Jeremy Clarkson (Penguin)

10. “A History of Modern Britain” by Andrew Marr (Pan)

Fonte: The Sunday Times, December 28, 2008

La lista è stata pubblicata da “The Bookseller”, i dati sono stati forniti da Nielsen BookScan e si riferiscono a 51 settimane (sino a sabato 20/12/08).

U.S.A. Best-sellers Books (WSJ) 14-20 dicembre 2008

29 dicembre 2008

La lista dei libri più venduti in U.S.A. Settimana dal 14 al 20 dicembre 2008.

FICTION

1. “The Tales of Beedle the BardJ.K Rowling (Bloomsbury Publishing)

2. “Eclipse” Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

3. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

4. “Christmas SweaterGlenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

5. “ScarpettaPatricia D. Cornwell (Putnam Adult)

6. “Cross CountryJames Patterson (Arrow Books)

7. “TwilightStephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

8. “New Moon” Stephenie Meyer, (Little Brown)

9. “The Story of Edgar SawtelleDavid Wroblewski (Ecco)

10 “The HostStephenie Meyer, (Little Brown)

NONFICTION

1. “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)

2. “Outliers The Story of Success” Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown)

3. “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicki Myron, Brett Witter (Grand Central)

4. “American LionJon Meacham (Random House)

5. “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics” Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter Publishers)

6. “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity” by Bill O’Reilly (Broadway)

7. “Too Fat to FishArtie Lange, Anthony Bozza (Spiegel & Grau)

8. “The Purpose of ChristmasRick Warren (Simon & Schuster)

9. “2009 Guiness Book of World Records” Guiness (Guiness World Records)

10. ” Multiple BlessingsKate Gosselin, Beth Carson (Zondervan Publishing)


Fonte: Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2008

La lista pubblicata dal Wall Street Journal rappresenta le vendite nazionali di libri durante la settimana dal14 al 20 dicembre 2008 nelle oltre 2.500 librerie Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co, Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano’s, Coles, Coopersmith, Doubleday, Scribners e Waldenbooks oltre alle vendite online di Amazon.com e barnesandnoble.com.

E’ morto Harold Pinter

29 dicembre 2008

Harold Pinter, scrittore e drammaturgo britannico premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 2005, è scomparso a Londra, il 24 dicembre scorso, all’eta di 78 anni.

The Collection;
A Slight Ache;
The Tea Party and Other Plays;
Poems and Prose, 1949-1977;
One for the Road;
The Homecoming;
The Birthday Party;
Collected Poems and Prose;
Complete Works;
No Mans Land;
The Disappeared and Other Poems;
Art, Truth and Politics The Nobel Lecture;
Various Voices Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-2008.

E molto altro…

UK: top ten bestsellers (14 – 20 dicembre 2008)

29 dicembre 2008

Top 10 paperbacks – fiction

1. “Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld Publishers)

2. “The Appeal” by John Grisham (Arrow)

3. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)

4. “7th Heaven” by James Patterson (Arrow)

5. “Dead Man’s Footsteps” by Peter James (Pan Macmillan)

6. “This Year it Will be Different” by Maeve Binchy (Orion)

7. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak (Black Swan)

8. “The Shack” by William Young (Hodder Windblown)

9. “Thanks for the Memories” by Cecelia Ahern (Harper)

10. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury )

Top 10 paperbacks – non fiction

1. “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

2. “Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?” (Profile Books)

3. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

4. “Shakespeare The World as Stage” by Bill Bryson (HarperPerennial)

5. “No One Listened” by Isobel and Alex Kerr (Harper)

6. “Who Runs Britain?” by Robert Peston (Hodder)

7. “A History of Modern Britain” by Andrew Marr (Pan)

8. “The Pub Landlord’s Book of British Common Sense” by Al Murray(Hodder)

9.”Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre (Fourth Estate)

10. “The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury)

Fonte: The Sunday Times Bestseller List, December 28, 2008

La lista è pubblicata da “The Bookseller”, i dati sono forniti da Nielsen BookScan e si riferiscono alla settimana 14-20 dicembre 2008

Germania: i più venduti della settimana (15- 20 dicembre 2008)

22 dicembre 2008

I libri più venduti i Germania: settimana dal 15 al 20 dicembre 2008.

FICTION:

1. “Mieses KarmaDavid Safier (Rowohlt)

2. “Vater unserJilliane Hoffman (Wunderlich Verlag)

3. “VerblendungStieg Larsson (Heyne Verlag)

4. “Wo kein Zeuge istElizabeth George (Blanvalet Verlag)

5.  “Der Schatten des Windes” Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Suhrkamp Verlag)

6. Die Stimmen des FlussesJaume Cabrè (Insel Verlag)

7. Die Chemie des TodesSimon Beckett (Rowohlt)

8. “Die letzte SpurCharlotte Link (Goldmann Wilhelm)

9. “Kalte AscheSimon Beckett (Rowohlt)

10. “Bis (Biss) zum MorgengrauenStephenie Meyer (Carlsen Verlag)

NON FICTION:

1. “Die Leber wächst mit ihren AufgabenEckart von Hirschhausen (Rowohlt)

2. “Schmitz’ KatzeRalf Schmitz (Fischer)

3. “Denken Sie selbst! Sonst tun es andere für Sie” Vince Ebert (Rowohlt)

4. “Generation DoofAnne Weiss, Stefan Bonner (Luebbe)

5. “Happy AuaBastian Sick (Kiepenheuer & Witsch GmbH)

6. “Der Crash kommtMax Otte (Ullstein)

7. “Eine Frau in BerlinAnonyma ( Btb)

8. “Denkanstöße 2009” Lilo  Göttermann (Piper)

9.”Niveau ist keine HautcremeGünther Willen (Ullstein)

10. “Das Ende ist mein Anfang” Tiziano Terzani (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt)

Fonte: SPIEGEL ONLINE, 22.12.2008

I dati relativi ai libri più venduti in Germania ogni settimana forniti da SPIEGEL ONLINE sono ricavati da una rete di 350 librerie sul territorio tedesco.

Music books

19 dicembre 2008

Da regalare a Natale:

The Complete Quincy Jones : My Journey, My Passions : Photos and Mementos from Q’s Personal Collection” Quincy Jones (Insight Editions);

The Encyclopedia of PunkBrian Cogan (Sterling Publishing);

The Way I am” Eminem (Orion Publishing);

The Jazz Ear Conversations Over MusicBen Ratliff (Times Books).

Comprali su Libon.it!

The best science books of 2008

19 dicembre 2008

Dal New Scientist i migliori libri di scienze del 2008:

Snoop What Your Stuff Says About You” Sam Gosling (Profile Books);

Human : The Science Behind What Makes Us UniqueMichael S. Gazzaniga (HarperCollins);

Black Hole War My Battle with Stephen Hawking”  Leonard Susskind (Little, Brown);

Only a Theory” Kenneth Miller (Viking);

The Hot Topic : How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on” Gabrielle Walker and David King (Bloomsbury)

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing” Richard Dawkins (Oxford University Press).

Leggi tutte le recensioni su New Scientist

Fonte: New Scientist, 10 December 2008

U.S.A. Best-sellers Books (WSJ) 7 – 13 dicembre 2008

19 dicembre 2008

La lista dei libri più venduti in U.S.A. Settimana dal 7 al 13 dicembre 2008.

FICTION

1. “The Tales of Beedle the BardJ.K Rowling (Bloomsbury Publishing)

2. “Eclipse” Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

3. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

4. “ScarpettaPatricia D. Cornwell (Putnam Adult)

5. “Christmas SweaterGlenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

6. “New Moon” Stephenie Meyer, (Little Brown)

7. “TwilightStephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

8. “Cross CountryJames Patterson (Arrow Books)

9. “BrisingrChristopher Paolini (Random House)

10. “The Story of Edgar SawtelleDavid Wroblewski (Ecco)

NONFICTION

1. “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)

2. “Outliers The Story of Success” Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown)

3. “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicki Myron, Brett Witter (Grand Central)

4. “American LionJon Meacham (Random House)

5. “The Purpose of ChristmasRick Warren (Simon & Schuster)

6. ” Multiple BlessingsKate Gosselin, Beth Carson (Zondervan Publishing)

7. “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics” Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter Publishers)

8. “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity” by Bill O’Reilly (Broadway)

9. “Too Fat to FishArtie Lange, Anthony Bozza (Spiegel & Grau)

10. “2009 Guiness Book of World Records” Guiness (Guiness World Records)

Fonte: Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2008

La lista pubblicata dal Wall Street Journal rappresenta le vendite nazionali di libri durante la settimana dal 7 al 13 dicembre 2008 nelle oltre 2.500 librerie Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co, Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano’s, Coles, Coopersmith, Doubleday, Scribners e Waldenbooks oltre alle vendite online di Amazon.com e barnesandnoble.com.

UK: top ten bestsellers (7 – 13 dicembre 2008)

17 dicembre 2008

Top 10 paperbacks – fiction

1. “Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld Publishers)

2. “The Appeal” by John Grisham (Arrow)

3. “Dead Man’s Footsteps” by Peter James (Pan Macmillan)

4. “This Year it Will be Different” by Maeve Binchy (Orion)

5. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)

6. “Thanks for the Memories” by Cecelia Ahern (Harper)

7. “You’ve Been Warned” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Headline)

8. “The Sunflower Forest” by Torey Hayden (Harper)

9. “Engleby” by Sebastian Faulks (Vintage)

10. “Ritual” by Mo Hayder (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Top 10 paperbacks – non fiction

1. “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

2. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

3. “Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?” (Profile Books)

4. “Shakespeare The World as Stage” by Bill Bryson (HarperPerennial)

5. “The Pub Landlord’s Book of British Common Sense” by Al Murray (Hodder)

6. “Who Runs Britain?” by Robert Peston (Hodder)

7. “My Booky Wook” by Russell Brand (Hodder)

8. “Monster” by Allan Hall (Penguin)

9. “Last Fighting Tommy” by Harry Patch and Richard Van Emden (Bloomsbury)

10. “The Duchess” by Amanda Foreman (HarperPerennial)

Fonte: The Sunday Times Bestseller List, December 14, 2008

Richard Avedon. Portraits of Power

17 dicembre 2008

avedon Richard Avedon Portraits of Power” Paul Roth, Renata Adler (Steidl Publishers)

Il catalogo della mostra “Portraits of Power” che si terrà fino al 25 febbraio 2009 alla Corcoran Gallery of Art di Washington. Un magnifico album che racconta l’opera di un grandissimo fotografo.