…what was the highest selling book title in America fifty years ago?

According to the August 28,1960 edition of the New York Times…

The number one selling fiction title was Hawaii by James A. Michener.  The number one selling non-fiction title was Born Free by Joy Adamson


Fun fact:  Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird soared from position sixteen to position seven in four short weeks!

Check out the New York Times Archive located on the Library’s Website for more fun facts!

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