Bestsellers

Readers relive Samwise Gamgee's journey, discover the deeds of bad cats, and take a last-minute crash course in holiday cooking. Plus: Dan Brown continues his fall from grace.


Salon Staff
December 16, 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. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, $14.95
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3. There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale by Sean Astin

Hardcover, $24.95
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4. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Paperback, $15.95
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5. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

Hardcover, $24
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6. Black Wind by Clive Cussler

Hardcover, $27.95
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7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, $14
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8. Fanfare for the Area Man: The Onion Ad Nauseam Complete News Archives, Vol. 15 by Carol Kolb, Robert Siegel et al.

Paperback, $17.95
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9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Paperback, $12
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10. Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City by Phil Stanford

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11. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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12. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Hardcover, $18.95
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13. Don't Think of an Elephant (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Paperback, $10
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14. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker ed. Robert Mankoff

Hardcover, $60
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15. The Gourmet Cookbook: More than 1,000 Recipes by Ruth Reichl

Hardcover, $40
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16. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Paperback, $12.95
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17. The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Paperback, $13.95
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18. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar

Paperback, $9.95
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19. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Paperback, $13.95
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20. Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire

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