Bestsellers

This week's bestselling books courtesy of Powells.com


Salon Staff
September 5, 2001 9:52PM (UTC)

Book-loving residents of and visitors to the city of Portland, Ore., are already familiar with the legendary labyrinthine charms of Powell's City of Books, the largest new-and-used bookstore in the world. Powells.com, the online equivalent of this bibliophile's paradise, brings the Powell's experience to the Web including a bestseller list that reflects the eclectic tastes of Powell's customers. Salon.com is pleased to present it here.

1. Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman by Dav Pilkey

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2. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Paperback, $14.95
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3. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Paperback, $15
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4. Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross

Hardcover, $24.95
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5. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Paperback, $14
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6. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Paperback, $14
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7. Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Paperback, $6.99
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8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback, $6.99
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9. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Paperback, $14
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10. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Paperback, $13
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11. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Paperback, $16
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12. The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy

Paperback, $7.99
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13. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins

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14. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback, $20
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15. Personal History by Katharine Graham

Paperback, $15
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16. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Society by Jared Diamond

Paperback, $15.95
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17. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Hardcover, $24.95
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18. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Paperback, $14
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19. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

Paperback, $14
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20. White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Paperback, $14
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