Bestsellers

Bill Bryson takes the helm, ushering in a new year of bad cats, curious incidents and unfortunate events.


Salon Staff
January 7, 2005 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. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar

Paperback, $9.95
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3. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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4. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Paperback, $12.95
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5. Don't Think of an Elephant (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Paperback, $10
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6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, $14
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7. Portland Confidential by Phil Stanford

Paperback, $16.95
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8. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $11.99
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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. The Last Juror by John Grisham

Paperback, $7.99
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11. The Known World by Edward P. Jones

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12. Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire

Paperback, $14.95
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13. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Paperback, $13.95
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14. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Paperback, $14
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15. The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) by Lemony Snicket

Hardcover, $11.99
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16. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk

Hardcover, $16
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17. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

Hardcover, $24
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18. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

Paperback, $14.95
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19. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Hardcover, $24.95
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20. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

Hardcover, $14.95
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