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“Solenoid” and “The Lost Bible”, among the best sold books at Gaudeamus Fair

“Solenoid” by Mircea Cartarescu (photo), “The Lost Bible” by Igor Bergler, “My Struggle. Book One: Death of a Father” by Karl Ove Knausgaard and “On the passing of time: Romanian Political Journal 1996-2015” by Emil Hurezeanu are positioned on the top of best sold books at Gaudeamus International Book Fair.

At Humanitas, the best sold book was “Solenoid” by Mircea Cartarescu, by over 1,000 copies sold, followed by “Mihai Eminescu, The Absolute Romanian: Creating and Undoing a Myth” by Lucian Boia, “Sunday Conversations” by Andrei Plesu and Gabriel Liiceanu, “I Have Lived in Communism, Too”, coordinated by Ioana Parvulescu, and “The Book of Senses”, coordinated by Dan C. Mihailescu.

Humanitas Fiction has released their Top 5, as well. The best sold book is Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s “Woman in the Mirror”, followed by Evgeny Vodolazkin’s “Laurus”, Michel Houellebecq’s “Submission”, Yasunari Kawabata’s “Snow Country” and “A Dead Man in Deptford” by Anthony Burges.
Top sold books at Curtea Veche Publishing are the following: “On the passing of time: Romanian Political Journal 1996-2015” by Emil Hurezeanu, “Comfort Food” by Jamie Oliver, “Savarsin. Detail” by Princess Margaret and Prince Radu, “Carol I: Romania’s First and Greatest King” by Adrian Cioroianu and Andrei Radu and “Connected” by Christakis and Fowler.
The peak position in the sales of Polirom Publishing House was reached by Salman Rushdie’s novel “Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights”, followed by Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”, Elif Shafak’s “Architect” Apprentice” on the third position, Yeonmi Park’s “In Order to Live: A North-Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom” on the fourth place and Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything” on the fifth place.

Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House reported that the top position on the chart of best sold books was reached by Liliana Corobca “Old Maiden’s Empire”, followed by the two books in the author series dedicated to writer Gheorghe Craciun — “Composition with Unequal Parallels” and “The Writer and The Power” — and the third position went to Eugen Negrici’s “Autumn Season”. The fourth position was reached by “Travelers and Travels in Romanian Literature” written by Mircea Anghelescu, and the fifth, by Robert Serban’s “A Little Below the Line”.
Some of the best sold titles of Corint Editorial Group include the books “Voices from Csernobyl” by Svetlana Aleksievici, “Duby Historical Atlas”, “The Feasts of the Old Days at the Royal Palace at May Fair”, “Magisterium” (volume l) and Kate Milford’s “Greenglass House”.

The Top 5 of Litera Publishing House is led by “My Struggle. Book One: Death of a Father” by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Knausgaard’s autobiography, followed on the second place by Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”. The third position goes to the colouring books for adults “The Secret Garden” and the “The Enchanted Forest”, the fourth was reached by “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty”, written by two of the most important international experts in the field of development, Daron Agemoglu and James A. Robinson, and the final position of Top 5 went to “World Atlas of Wine” by Hugh Johnson a special book launched in an event that starred guests Aurelia Visinescu, Mircea Dinescu and Catalin Paduraru.
The chart of best sold children books at Litera Publishing House is led by the series “The Descendants” with two titles: “The Story of the Movie” and “Mal’s Diary”, and the third position went to “The Good Dinosaur”, a book due to the adapted into a film by the end of November.

At RAO Publishing House, the best sold title was Igor Bergler’s “Lost Bible” Cristina Potarasoiu, RAO PR manager declared for Agerpres.
Top 3 of the best sold books of ALL Publishing House at the International Book fair was led by Jared Diamond’s “The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal”, followed by Charlotte Style’s “Brilliant Positive Psychology: What Makes Us Happy, Optimistic and Motivated”. The third book in the chart is the third volume in the “Warrior Cat” series, “The Forest of Secrets”, Ana Maria Androne, PR- of the Publishing House declared for Agerpres.

At Gaudeamus 2015, Nemira Publishing House had remarkable sales with the creation journal “Sculpting in Time” by Andrei Tarkovsky, released in the Yorick collection. People bought the book because it was a premiere for Romania and because it was authored by one of the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. Ranked second in popularity was George Martin’s “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” and the third position went to a book in the Babel Collection, dedicated to contemporary literature – “The Life of Elves” by Muriel Barbery.

Over 700 editorial and professional events were held during the 22nd edition of the International Education Book Fair Gaudeamus, held during November 18 – 22, under the slogan “The Most Read Book Fair at the Most Listened To Radio Station.”

At this edition, readers were awaited by the over 300 publishing houses with an offer of hundreds of thousands of titles, hundreds of events held nonstop throughout the five days of the fair, that included special guests, plenty of creative workshops dedicated to the youngest visitors and exhibitions.

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