Bestsellers

Book lovers stock up on cartoons, satire and twisted fairy tales to get them through the holiday season.


Salon Staff
December 2, 2004 2:00AM (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. America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart and the writers of "The Daily Show"

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Hardcover, $24.95
Buy it | Read more about the authors

2. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Paperback, $15.95
Buy it

3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Paperback, $12
Buy it | Read Salon's review

4. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, $14
Buy it

6. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Hardcover, $18.95
Buy it | Read Salon's review of the movie

7. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

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

8. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, $14.95
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9. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

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

10. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

Hardcover, $24
Buy it | Read Salon's review

11. Portland Confidential by Phil Stanford

Paperback, $16.95
Buy it

12. The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) by Lemony Snicket

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Hardcover, $11.99
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13. The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Paperback, $13.95
Buy it | Read more about the author

14. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Paperback, $12.95
Buy it

15. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker ed. Robert Mankoff

Hardcover, $60
Buy it | Read more about the cartoons

16. The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

17. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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

18. He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt

Hardcover, $19.95
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19. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk

Hardcover, $16
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20. Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire

Paperback, $14.95
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