“Go Set a Watchman” Was the Top Bestselling Print Book of 2015

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A customer picks up a copy of author Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” at a Waterstones bookstore in London Photo by Neil Hall courtesy of Reuters. A customer picks up a copy of author Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” at a Waterstones bookstore in London Photo by Neil Hall courtesy of Reuters.

The 2015 print bestseller list was topped, not surprisingly, by Harper Lee’s first new book in 55 years, Go Set a Watchman, which was announced in February and went on sale in July. It would go on to move more than 1.5 million copies at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan, besting two of the other big books of the year: E.L. James’s fourth novel in her wildly popular erotica series, Fifty Shades of Grey, and the 10th title in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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