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The Mueller report is a surprise bestseller

In this image, book shoppers stand around a display table with a stack of Mueller report books.
The Strand bookstore in Manhattan. Photo via Axios reader Joe Sinopoli

Debuting at #1 on two N.Y. Times bestseller lists —"Paperback Nonfiction" and "Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers," coming May 12: "The Mueller Report," with related materials by The Washington Post, published by Scribner.

By the numbers: The edition sold 42,000 copies last week, according to NPD BookScan (which reflects about 85% of print sales), and more than any other nonfiction book, per the AP.

  • At #11 on the Times combined list: Another edition of Mueller's report, with an introduction by Alan Dershowitz, published by Skyhorse.

Be smart: Week 1 includes preorders. Week 2 will tell us about sustained interest.

Go deeper: Explore a detailed view of the Mueller report