We’ve been tracking the rise of the British best seller One Day by David Nicholls, which arrived in the U.S. last month.

Today, USA Today‘s “Book Buzz” column takes note that it’s now at #31 on their best seller list after two weeks. It hit the NYT Trade Paperback list last week at #7 and rises to #4 on the 7/18 list (at #1 and #2 are the first two titles in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, with fellow Brit Chris Cleave’s Little Bee at #3).

The day referred to in the title is July 15th; the book follows a couple’s relationship by checking in with them on that specific day each year for twenty years. A publicist for Vintage Books is quoted ins the column, saying that the house is “beyond thrilled as the momentum builds toward the actual date” and that the book now has more than 225,000 copies in print.

The publicist’s name is Sloane Crosley; we’re glad to see that, despite the success of her own new book, How Did You Get This Number?, she hasn’t quit her day job.

The column also notes that the movie of One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturges, begins production this month.

Libraries have ordered additional copies of One Day as demand continues to grow.

One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
David Nicholls
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (2010-06-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0307474712 / 9780307474711

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