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VLS Bestsellers List

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1. EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

by Jonathan Safran Foer

Houghton Mifflin, 368 pp., $24.95

2. SATURDAY

by Ian McEwan

Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 304 pp., $26

3. ON BULLSHIT

by Harry G. Frankfurt

Princeton, 80 pp., $9.95

4. GILEAD

by Marilynne Robinson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 256 pp., $23

5. ASSASSINATION VACATION

by Sarah Vowell

Simon & Schuster, 272 pp., $21

6. LIGHTHOUSEKEEPING

by Jeanette Winterson

Harcourt, 240 pp., $23

7. KAFKA ON THE SHORE

by Haruki Murakami

Knopf, 436 pp., $25.95

8. THE HISTORY OF LOVE

by Nicole Krauss

W.W. Norton, 252 pp., $23.95

9. EMBROIDERIES

by Marjane Satrapi

Pantheon, 144 pp., $16.95

10. ALL YESTERDAYS’ PARTIES: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND IN PRINT, 1966-1971

Edited by Clinton Heylin

Da Capo, 278 pp., $26


PAPERBACK

1. REGARDING THE PAIN OF OTHERS

by Susan Sontag

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 144 pp., $11

2. THE SHADOW OF THE WIND

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Penguin, 496 pp., $15

3. HOUSEKEEPING

by Marilynne Robinson

Picador USA, 224 pp., $14

4. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

by Jonathan Safran Foer

Perennial, 288 pp., $13.95

5. CINEMA: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF FILM AND THE MEMORY OF A CENTURY

by Jean-Luc Godard and Youssef Ishaghpour

Berg, 160 pp., $18

6. THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

by Alan Kaufman, Neil Ortenberg, and Barney Rosset

Thunder’s Mouth, 662 pp., $24.95

7. WOBBLIES: A GRAPHIC HISTORY

Edited by Paul Buhle and Nicole Schulman

Verso, 305 pp., $25

8. LESSONS IN TAXIDERMY

by Bee Lavender

Akashic/Punk Planet, 168 pp., $12.95

9. TRUTH AND BEAUTY

by Ann Patchett

Perennial, 257 pp., $13.95

1O. WONG KAR-WAI: AUTEUR OF TIME

by Stephen Teo

British Film Institute, 212 pp., $19.95


VLS Bestsellers is compiled from these independent bookstores: City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA; Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA; Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT; Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA; Labyrinth Books, New York, NY; Politics & Prose, Washington, DC; Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA; Quimby’s Bookstore, Chicago, IL; The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC; Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers, Brooklyn, NY; St. Mark’s Bookshop, New York, NY; Three Lives & Company, New York, NY.