For many years, the list was maintained by Alice Payne Hackett, who also published a decennial series which summarized and commented on the best sellers of the previous decade. Her Seventy Years of Bestsellers 1895-1965 was published in 1970.
|Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States|
|1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - 2010s|
- “The Games People Play in the World of Books”, The Palm Beach Post, April 12, 1970