The Top 100 Out of Print Books: Today in Critical Linking

Welcome to the 13th annual Report, in which we publish a list of the top 100 most searched for out-of-print book titles from the previous year. This year sees the queen of pop regain her throne on the top of the out of print book charts, we also saw other mainstays Nora Roberts and Stephen King remain among the most sought after volumes in America.

The Top 100 Out-of-Print Books list is an annual tradition I always look forward to.


This is also the last year that the tactic of slating is likely to work. At last year’s Worldcon in Spokane, Wash., the World Science Fiction Society, which administers the Hugos, approved a new nominating procedure (called “E Pluribus Hugo”) specifically to deal with groups acting in concert to get work on the ballot.

The Hugos are again this year contaminated, but it looks like it will be the last year they will be.

Luck, the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2012, has always been a bit of a bookworm. He was his high school valedictorian and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Stanford, where he was as an academic All-American.

Luck will suggest book titles with club members — for younger readers, books he read when he was younger; for older readers, more current selections.

Andrew Luck joins the ranks, with Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, and others, of the most famous book nerds in the world.

Emma Watson has named The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson as the May 2016 pick for Our Shared Shelf.

Speaking of which…