By Siobhan O’Leary
The final weekend of the holiday shopping season was not exactly a source of holiday cheer for booksellers in Germany. Sales fell 6.2% from the results for the same weekend in 2008, likely due in part to sub-freezing temperatures and snowfall throughout the country. The results were provided exclusively to the Boersenblatt by Media Control GfK International. The top-selling book was once again Das verlorene Symbol (The Lost Symbol) by Dan Brown and jumping from the sixth position to second was Stieg Larsson’s Verblendung (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).