Bestsellers

Dan Brown finally loses the top spot -- to the nonfiction smash hit of the season. (It has lots of villains but no heroes.) Also, new paperbacks from Jhumpa Lahiri and some fantasy writer named Rowling make this week's list, courtesy of Powell's.


Salon Staff
August 19, 2004 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 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

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Paperback, $10
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2. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Paperback, $9.99
Buy it | Read Salon's review

4. Deception Point by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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5. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Paperback, $13.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review

6. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback, $14
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7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Paperback, $12
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8. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

Paperback, $14.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review

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

Paperback, $14
Buy it | Read an excerpt

10. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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

11. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Paperback, $13.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review | Read more about the author

12. The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy

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13. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Paperback, $14
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14. Bleachers by John Grisham

Paperback, $6.99
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15. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Hardcover, $24.95
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16. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Paperback, $12.95
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17. Digital Fortress: A Thriller by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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18. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Paperback, $14
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19. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Hardcover, $24.95
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20. Pipsqueak by Brian Wiprud

Paperback, $6.99
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