Where to Find 1957 Bestsellers

If you’re at all like me, the first place you look for books is your public library.

My local library, Kinney Memorial, has  On the Beach in its young adult section. Why a tale of nuclear holocaust  is  considered young adult reading is beyond me.  But then The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Moby Dick are in the young adult section, too.

I got the rest of the 1957 bestsellers through interlibrary loan from the Four County Library System.  To search the Four County Web site, click on Find a Book, Tape or CD. When the iBistro  page opens,  I suggest you choose the power seach option for the quickest results. There you can enter the author’s last name and the title you want to find.

You might want to check WorldCat for these and other bestsellers of yesteryear. Not all libraries post their databases to WorldCat, but many do.  If you enter your zip code, WorldCat will list its member libraries holding a particular search item according to their distance from you.

Here are WorldCat links for 1957 bestsellers:

By Love Possessed http://worldcat.org/oclc/282476

Peyton Place http://worldcat.org/oclc/289487

Compulsion http://worldcat.org/oclc/266021

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! http://worldcat.org/oclc/8834704

Blue Camellia  http://worldcat.org/oclc/507485

Eloise in Paris http://worldcat.org/oclc/1386938

The Scapegoat  http://worldcat.org/oclc/366147

On the Beach http://worldcat.org/oclc/366779

Below the Salt http://worldcat.org/oclc/282495

Atlas Shrugged http://worldcat.org/oclc/287605


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Linda Aragoni

I'm passionate about helping people learn through the medium of nonfiction writing. Although I occasionally have an idea of my own, I mostly build education tools by recycling and repurposing other folks' ideas.

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