Howard Street Booksellers best-seller list
Located in historic downtown Hibbing, Howard Street Booksellers, 115 E. Howard St., is a full-service bookstore that also handles special orders. Besides a large regional-interest section, you will find unique greeting cards, CDs and DVDs, Meliss...
Located in historic downtown Hibbing, Howard Street Booksellers, 115 E. Howard St., is a full-service bookstore that also handles special orders. Besides a large regional-interest section, you will find unique greeting cards, CDs and DVDs, Melissa and Doug-brand toys and puzzles, and a wide assortment of Bob Dylan books and music. Call (218) 262-5206 for more information.
Top 10 best-sellers in May 2008.
1. RETURN TO FAIRYOPOLIS, by Cicely Mary Barker (Hachette, $19.99) Even more magical than the original "Fairyopolis"! The production value makes this an eye-catching, fascinating depiction of the world of sprites and fairies. Three-dimensional images, tri-fold pages, and intricate illustrations will delight art-lovers as well as those of all ages who want to search out a world of fairies. CHILDREN
2. WINTER WAR, by William Durbin (Random, $15.99) The 1939 invasion of Finland by the Soviet Union sets in motion a horrible series of events for Marko, a Finnish boy, and his fellow villagers. Based on historic events, the northern Minnesota author vividly creates the time with an unflinching look at the price of war and the courage possible in everyone. YOUNG ADULT
3. POSITIVELY MAIN STREET, by Toby Thompson (University of Minnesota Press, $15.95) In 1968, Thompson journeyed to Hibbing to track down Bob Dylan's roots -- a background the singer had purposely kept in the shadows. An enthusiastic, joyful example of creative nonfiction, out of print since 1977, this new edition features a fresh introduction, photos, and an interview with the author. A must read for Dylan fans! NONFICTION
4. A FREEWHEELIN' TIME: GREENWICH VILLAGE IN THE SIXTIES, BOB DYLAN AND ME, by Suze Rotolo (Random, $22.95) Who was the lovely young lady snuggling with Bob Dylan while they strolled through the Village for the cover shot of his second album? Her name was Suze Rotolo and she has kept her memories mostly to herself in the decades since those remarkable years in Dylan's life. Now she tells the story of the time, the music, and the people that she knew then. NONFICTION
5. A NEW EARTH -- AWAKENING TO YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE, by Ecklart Tolle (Penguin, $14) Tolle, a teacher of spirituality, presents an uplifting treatise for improving our world. He encourages each person to find a "new state of consciousness" by controlling the ego and eliminating anger and jealousy. NONFICTION
6. POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT, by Ecklart Tolle (New World Library $14) With a clear writing style and enthusiasm, Tolle continues to inspire readers to find happiness and spiritual uplift. He encourages people to truly "live in the now" and explains how each person can achieve this goal. NONFICTION
7. SUCH A ROAD: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MARRIAGE by Philip Solem with Jacqueline Vesel Solem (Solem Publishing, $21.95) The author and his wife, both natives of northern Minnesota, grew up to serve the Catholic Church by entering the religious life. Eventually they left those lives to marry, raise a family, serve the poor in a variety of settings and struggle with faith. Traveling the world in a variety of ways, their story is about the journey they've made -- both with their feet and with their hearts. NONFICTION
8. AUDITION: A MEMOIR by Barbara Walters (Random, $29.95) In the tradition of the tell-all autobiography, popular television journalist Barbara Walters shares her personal and professional struggles and triumphs. Naming names, and not afraid to let readers in on the difficulties faced by a woman in the business, Walters doesn't so much reflect on her life as announce her experiences. NONFICTION
9. THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch (Hyperion, $21.95) When Randy Pausch's doctors told him that he had only a few months to live, this teacher and young father took stock of what he believes should matter most in life. The results of his ruminations are written in simple, straightforward prose and make a perfect gift for graduation time. NONFICTION
10. TENDERNESS OF WOLVES, by Stef Penny (Simon and Schuster, $15) Winter 1867 in the Northern Territory and a murder has taken place. This brilliant debut novel, just released in a paperback edition, weaves together adventure, suspense, American Indian culture and a gritty setting. FICTION