NYT Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers: Lists

Author: Jordan Pruett

The fiction bestseller list of The New York Times between the years of 1931 and 2020. Each row of the dataset is a single “entry” on the list, that is, a single slot for a single week. Altogether, the dataset features just over 60,000 rows.

To download the full dataset in a tab-delimited file, click here.

To read the dataset's curatorial statement, click here.

Link to the raw data: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ecds/post45-datasets/main/nyt_full.tsv

year week rank title_id title author
year week rank title_id title author