Bestsellers

Jared Diamond takes the helm, Howard Zinn joins the list, and Jon Stewart returns!


Salon Staff
January 13, 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. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

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Hardcover, $29.95
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2. America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart and the writers of "The Daily Show"

Hardcover, $24.95
Buy it | Read more about the authors

3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback, $14
Buy it

4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Paperback, $12
Buy it | Read Salon's review

5. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
Buy it

6. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar

Paperback, $9.95
Buy it

7. Don't Think of an Elephant (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Paperback, $10
Buy it

8. The Last Juror by John Grisham

Paperback, $7.99
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9. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Paperback, $15.95
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10. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

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

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

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

Hardcover, $24.95
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13. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Paperback, $18.95
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14. Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson

Paperback, $14.95
Buy it

15. Paranoia by Joseph Finder

Paperback, $6.99
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16. Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller

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

Paperback, $14
Buy it | Read Salon's review

18. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Paperback, $14.95
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19. Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City by Phil Stanford

Paperback, $15.95
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20. Chainfire by Terry Goodkind

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