One look at the recent arrivals shelf at Carmichael’s Books, in Louisville, and I knew something was up.
Titles like “White Rage,” “White Trash,” and “The End of White Christian America” were piling up.
“And then this has been the surprise,” Carmichael’s co-owner Michael Boggs said, picking up another hardcover. “This actually hit the Timesbestseller list: ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ by J.D. Vance.”
Boggs has been in the book business nearly four decades, so he’s seen publishing trends come and go. This trend is built on something that hits close to home.