Visualizing the Bestsellers

A PhD candidate in Astronomy at the University of Washington decided to compile a weekly visual record of bestselling bookcovers. So he wrote a script that grabbed the Top-10 covers every week (actually 4 weeks per month, 48 weeks a year) off of USA Today's web from 2000 to 2012.  Read more about it on his blog, If We Assume, and in the meantime here's a preview. Pretty cool.