04/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reading In Public: They're Not The Big New Bestsellers You'd Expect (PHOTOS, POLL)

Every so often we gather observations from around the country of what people are reading in public. What people were reading in the fall is a bit different from what we noticed during the holidays and now in the New Year. What we noticed this time was more spirituality, more history, and fewer big brand new bestsellers.

What is this cross section telling us about how people are feeling in the New Year? Any thoughts?

Spotted Reading Publicly Feb.