Bestsellers

"Bad Cat" moves up the list, making us wonder, Is this the next reality fad? Plus: It's all about satire and cooking for book lovers this holiday season.


Salon Staff
December 23, 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. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar

Paperback, $9.95
Buy it

4. Portland Confidential by Phil Stanford

Paperback, $16.95
Buy it

5. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

6. 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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7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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

Paperback, $12
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9. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker ed. Robert Mankoff

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

Hardcover, $40
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11. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

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12. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Paperback, $8.95
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13. The Last Juror by John Grisham

Paperback, $7.99
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14. Don't Think of an Elephant (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Paperback, $10
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15. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Paperback, $13.95
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16. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Hardcover, $24.95
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17. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Paperback, $12.95
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18. eat.shop.portland by Kaie Wellman

Paperback, $11.95
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19. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $11.99
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20. Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Really Make at Home by Ina Garten

Hardcover, $11.99
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