'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Tops the St. Louis Bestseller List

Stephen Chbosky's book is this week's bestseller at St. Louis area independent book stores.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the top read among adults for the week ending Sept. 23, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.  

The bookstores include Subterranean Books in University City, Left Bank Books in the Central West End, Main Street Books in St. Charles and Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves.


  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  2. No Easy Day by Mark Owen
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
  4. The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis
  5. The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens
  6. Ghosts of St. Charles by Michael Henry
  7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  8. Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan
  9. Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? by Brian McLaren 
  10. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Children/Young Adult

  1. Count to Sleep St. Louis by Adam Gamble
  2. The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
  3. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama 
  4. Clueless McGee by Jeff Mack
  5. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  6. Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
  7. Goddess Girls #1: Athena the Brain by Joan Holub
  8. Seaman's Journal by Patrick Eubank
  9. Enclave by Ann Aguirre 
  10. Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead   


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