Bestsellers

Jon Stewart falls off the list, but Bill Bryson, David Sedaris and -- of course -- Dan Brown continue to reign over the last top 20 of 2004.


Salon Staff
December 31, 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. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

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Paperback, $15.95
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2. Portland Confidential by Phil Stanford

Paperback, $16.95
Buy it

3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, $14
Buy it

4. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Hardcover, $24.95
Buy it

5. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Paperback, $12
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7. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

Hardcover, $24
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8. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, $14.95
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9. Don't Think of an Elephant (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

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

Hardcover, $60
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11. Fanfare for the Area Man: The Onion Ad Nauseam Complete News Archives, Vol. 15 by Carol Kolb, Robert Siegel, et al.

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12. The Last Juror by John Grisham

Paperback, $7.99
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13. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk

Hardcover, $16
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14. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Paperback, $8.95
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15. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar

Paperback, $9.95
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16. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $11.99
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17. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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

Paperback, $12.95
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19. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Paperback, $13.95
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20. The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $11.99
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