Bestsellers

Animal lovers and humorists continue to spar for a place on the list, but Jon Stewart remains firmly on the top.


Salon Staff
December 9, 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
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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. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, $14
Buy it

5. Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Paperback, $10
Buy it

6. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

7. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Paperback, $12.95
Buy it

8. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

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

9. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

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

10. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, $14.95
Buy it

11. Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City by Phil Stanford

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Paperback, $16.95
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12. Fanfare for the Area Man: The Onion Ad Nauseam Complete News Archives, Vol. 15 by Carol Kolb, Robert Siegel et al.

Paperback, $17.95
Buy it

13. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

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

14. The Known World by Edward P. Jones

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

15. The Cat Owner's Manual by David Brunner

Paperback, $14.95
Buy it

16. The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman

Paperback, $7.99
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17. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker ed. Robert Mankoff

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

18. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $11.99
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19. The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) by Lemony Snicket

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

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

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