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

 


HARDCOVER

  1. STUPID WHITE MEN by Michael Moore Regan Books, $24.95

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  2. ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan Doubleday, $26

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  3. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED by Jonathan Safran Foer Houghton Mifflin, $24

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  4. THE CLASH OF FUNDAMENTALISMS by Tariq Ali Verso, $22

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  5. SMALL WONDER by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins, $23.95

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  6. THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus St. Martin’s Press, $24.95

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  7. THE CADENCE OF GRASS by Thomas McGuane Knopf, $24

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  8. THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN’S PIER by Ann Packer Knopf, $24

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  9. MASTER OF THE SENATE by Robert A. Caro Knopf, $35

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  10. MR. POTTER by Jamaica Kincaid Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $20

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PAPERBACK

  1. 9-11 by Noam Chomsky Seven Stories Press, $8.95

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  2. EMPIRE FALLS by Richard Russo Vintage, $14.95

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  3. NICKEL AND DIMED by Barbara Ehrenreich Owl Books, $13

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  4. BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett HarperPerennial, $15

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  5. HOW TO BE GOOD by Nick Hornby Riverhead, $13

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  6. FAST FOOD NATION by Eric Schlosser HarperCollins, $13.95

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  7. PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL PEACE by Gore Vidal Thunder’s Mouth Press, $10

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  8. THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB by Louis Menand Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $15

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  9. UNDERSTANDING POWER by Noam Chomsky The New Press, $19.95
  10. TERRORISM AND WAR by Howard Zinn Seven Stories Press, $9.95

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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 Booksellers 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 Bookstore Santa Monica, CA; Politics & Prose Washington, D.C.; Posman Books New York, NY; Prairie Lights Bookstore Iowa City, IA; The Regulator Bookshop Durham, NC; Ruminator Books St. Paul, MN; St. Mark’s Bookshop New York, NY; Seminary Co-operative Bookstore, Inc. Chicago, IL; Shaman Drum Bookshop Ann Arbor, MI; That Bookstore in Blytheville Blytheville, AR; Women & Children First Chicago, IL.

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