Scribner Memoir Picked by Starbucks

By Jason Boog 

imagestar.jpgToday Starbucks chose Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel Gillies for its special book program. Published by Scribner, the book will be released March 24, 2009 and sold at more than 7,000 Starbucks around the country.

Television viewers know the author from her role as Detective Stabler’s wife on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but the memoir explores her real-life marriage struggles.

Someone should rename the coffee chain Starbooks. In 2007, the NY Times teased GalleyCat as they revealed the impressive numbers: “According to sales figures released by Starbucks, ‘A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,’ by Ishmael Beah, has sold more than 62,000 copies in its first three weeks on sale at the chain, about two thirds of the 92,000 copies that Mitch Albom’s book sold in a full three months.”