Top 1,000 titles loaned 40m times in 2010

Top 1,000 titles loaned 40m times in 2010

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol was the most loaned book in 2010, according to data from Nielsen BookScan' panel of libraries. The Lost Symbol was loaned out an estimated 183,000 times, putting it ahead of two Lee Child novels, Gone Tomorrow and 61 Hours. In total Nielsen estimates that the top 1,000 most-loaned library books were checked out more than 40m times in 2010.

The chart (below), showing the top 50 library loans of 2010, is dominated by thrillers, with six titles from James Patterson, the three Stieg Larsson books, two apiece from Peter Robinson, Ian Rankin, and Patricia Cornwell...

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