Bestsellers

Khaled Hosseini overtakes the top spot. Plus, readers opt for a kinder, gentler world by learning how to make kind choices and understanding the fabric of the cosmos.


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Salon Staff
February 17, 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. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Paperback, $14
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2. Collapse by Jared Diamond

Hardcover, $29.95
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3. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Hardcover, $25.95
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4. Don't Think of an Elephant (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Paperback, $10
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5. Making Kind Choices by Ingrid Newkirk

Paperback, $13.95
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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. Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares

Hardcover, $16.95
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8. The Last Juror by John Grisham

Paperback, $7.99
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9. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

Paperback, $11.95
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10. High Country by Nevada Barr

Paperback, $7.99
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11. The Broker by John Grisham

Hardcover, $27.95
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12. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Hardcover, $25.95
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13. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Paperback, $7.99
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14. The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

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

Hardcover, $24.95
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16. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Paperback, $13.95
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17. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Paperback, $14.95
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18. 3rd Degree by James Patterson

Paperback, $7.99
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19. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

Paperback, $14.95
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20. The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

Hardcover, $23.95
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