Bestsellers

"The Secret Life of Bees" goes to No. 1. But Al Franken's going nowhere and Chuck Palahniuk keeps coming back for more -- all on this week's list, courtesy of Powell's.


Salon Staff
October 9, 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. 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. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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Paperback, $14
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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. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Paperback, $14
Buy it

4. Monstrous Regiment: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett

Hardcover, $24.95
Buy it

5. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

6. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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

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

Hardcover, $10.99
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8. Q Is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it | Read more on Sue Grafton

9. Please Don't Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope

Paperback, $4.95
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10. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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

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

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

12. Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

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

13. 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
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14. No Horizon Is So Far: A Historic Journey Across Antarctica by Ann Bancroft

Hardcover, $26
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15. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

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

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

Paperback, $9.56
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17. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it | Read Salon's review

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

Hardcover, $27.95
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19. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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20. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

Hardcover, $24.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review

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