We would like the NYT & the LAT Book Reviews to start bestseller lists for scholarly books, to connect readers to ideas that matter. Since the NYT Book Review has four lists for children's books, surely there is space for scholarly books that could provide intellectual stimulation for curious adults. Such a list could be divided by format into hardback, paperback, and digital, as well as disciplinary divisions such as social sciences/humanities/history/interdisciplinary, and could incorporate university presses as well as scholarly presses such as Verso, Basic Civitas, and Belknap.
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By signing this petition you will tell the NY Times and the LA Times that creating bestseller lists for scholarly books is a good idea.