Bestsellers

This week's bestselling books courtesy of Powells.com



Salon Staff
November 3, 2001 2:11AM (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. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

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Paperback, $14.95
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2. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Hardcover, $9.98
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3. Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Paperback, $6.99
Buy it | Read more on Harry Potter

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it | Read more on Harry Potter

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Paperback, $6.99
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6. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid

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7. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Paperback, $15
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8. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Paperback, $14
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9. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Paperback, $13
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10. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

Paperback, $15.95
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11. The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong

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Hardcover, $27.50
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12. The Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Paperback, $12
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13. Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

Paperback, $15
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14. Afganistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban by Larry P. Goodson

Paperback, $22.50
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15. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Paperback, $14
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16. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

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17. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback, $6.99
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18. After the Plague by T.C. Boyle

Hardcover, $25.95
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19. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback, $20
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20. The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum

Paperback, $7.99
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