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VLS Bestsellers

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Bestsellers compiled from our survey of the nation’s top independent bookstores listed below.


HARDCOVER

  1. JOHN ADAMS

    by David McCullough Simon & Schuster, $35

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  2. NICKEL AND DIMED

    by Barbara Ehrenreich Metropolitan, $23

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  3. BLUE DIARY

    by Alice Hoffman Putnam, $24.95

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  4. THE BOTANY OF DESIRE

    by Michael Pollan Random House, $24.95

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  5. OUR BAND COULD BE YOUR LIFE

    by Michael Azerrad Little, Brown & Co., $25.95

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  6. BEL CANTO

    by Ann Patchett HarperCollins, $25

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  7. THE WILD BLUE

    by Stephen Ambrose Simon & Schuster, $26

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  8. THE NOONDAY DEMON

    by Andrew Solomon Scribner, $28

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  9. FRAUD

    by David Rakoff Doubleday, $21.95

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  10. POSITIVELY 4TH STREET

    by David Hajdu Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25

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PAPERBACKS

  1. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY

    by Michael Chabon Picador, $15

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  2. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY

    by David Sedaris Little, Brown, $14.95

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  3. EMPIRE

    by M. Hardt, A. Negri Harvard University Press, $18.95

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  4. WHITE TEETH

    by Zadie Smith Vintage, $14

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  5. PERSONAL HISTORY

    by Katherine Graham Vintage, $15

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  6. THE FEAST OF LOVE

    by Charles Baxter Vintage, $13

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  7. THE RED TENT

    by Anita Diamant Picador, $14.95

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  8. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS

    by Dave Eggers Vintage, $14

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  9. THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

    by Eve Ensler Villard, $12.95

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  10. CULTURE INDUSTRY

    by Theodor Adorno Routledge Classics, $14.95

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VLS Bestsellers is compiled from these independent bookstores:

Bailey/Coy Books Seattle, WA; Black Oak Books Berkeley, CA; Book Soup West Hollywood, CA; Book Woman Austin, TX; Canterbury Books Madison, WI; City Lights Bookstore San Francisco, CA; Cody’s Books Berkeley, CA; Fact & Fiction Missoula, MT; Farley’s Bookshop New Hope, PA; Harvard Book Store Cambridge, MA; Labyrinth Books New York, NY; Left Bank Books St. Louis, MO; Midnight Special Santa Monica, CA; Page One, Inc. Albuquerque, NM; Politics & Prose Washington, DC; Posman Books New York, NY; Powell’s Books Portland, OR; Prairie Lights Iowa City, IA; The Regulator Bookshop Durham, NC; Ruminator Books St. Paul, MN; Saint Mark’s Bookshop New York, NY; Seminary Cooperative Bookstore, Inc. Chicago, IL; Shaman Drum Bookshop Ann Arbor, MI; That Bookstore in Blytheville Blytheville, AR; Women & Children First Chicago, IL