Franken makes way for Neal Stephenson's "Quicksilver." Plus: Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Lethem and the rest of the week's list, courtesy of

Salon Staff
October 3, 2003 12:00AM (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 store in the world for new and used books., 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. is pleased to present it here.

1. Quicksilver: Volume 1 of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

Hardcover, $27.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review

2. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken

Hardcover, $24.95
Buy it | Read an excerpt

3. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Paperback, $15
Buy it | Read Salon's review

4. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback, $14
Buy it

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $10.99
Buy it

6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Paperback, $14
Buy it

7. Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott

Paperback, $14
Buy it | Read more by and about Anne Lamott

8. Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen by Alton Brown

Hardcover, $27.50
Buy it

9. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Hardcover, $19.96
Buy it | Read Salon's review

10. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Hardcover, $26
Buy it | Read Salon's review

11. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk

Hardcover, $16
Buy it | Read more about Chuck Palahniuk

12. The Best of Callahan by John Callahan

Paperback, $12.95
Buy it

13. I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking by Alton Brown

Hardcover, $32.50
Buy it

14. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Paperback, $13.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review | Read more about Eric Schlosser

15. Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

Paperback, $15
Buy it | Read Salon's review

16. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

17. Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets by Dav Pilkey

Paperback, $4.99
Buy it

18. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Hardcover, $19.95
Buy it

19. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Paperback, $9.56
Buy it

20. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Hardcover, $5.99
Buy it

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