Barnes & Noble Announces Most Anticipated Books of September
Blockbuster Fall Lineup Begins with Books by Ayad Akhtar, Billy Collins, Elena Ferrante and Yaa Gyasi
New York, NY – August 24, 2020 – Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, today released its Most Anticipated Books for September to launch a stacked fall publishing season after delays due to COVID-19.
“A lot more reading has been done this year, one of the very few silver linings to COVID-19. Even so, new publishing has been peddling very gently since late March, absent the support of bookstores. Now the floodgates have well and truly opened, just as our bookstores get back into their stride,” said Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt. “This is when our booksellers come into their own, applying their skills to curate the best from amongst the plethora of new publishing. Our Most Anticipated Books list for September is a bold introduction to the riches of the fall publishing. With so much that is new, bookstores have suddenly become very exciting.”
The below fifteen titles were chosen by Barnes & Noble’s bookselling team with a diversity of genres in mind, including fiction, mystery, poetry, history, and YA.
“With so many new releases we struggled to get our Most Anticipated list down to just 15 books,” said Jackie De Leo, Barnes & Noble’s Vice President, Bookstore. “Whether it’s the much-anticipated Elena Ferrante novel, Yaa Gyasi’s follow-up to the groundbreaking Homegoing, or a new book of poetry by former U.S. Poet Laurate Billy Collins, this is a truly exceptional month for book lovers.”
Barnes & Noble’s Most Anticipated Books for September are: