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VLS Bestsellers List

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HARDCOVER

1. ON BULLSHIT

by Harry G. Frankfurt

Princeton, 80 pp., $9.95

2. ON BEAUTY

by Zadie Smith

Penguin Press, 464 pp., $25.95

3. INDECISION

by Benjamin Kunkel

Random House, 256 pp., $21.95

4. SHALIMAR THE CLOWN

by Salman Rushdie

Random House, 416 pp., $25.95

5. UNTIL I FIND YOU

by John Irving

Random House, 848 pp., $27.95

6. ICE HAVEN

by Daniel Clowes

Pantheon, 88 pp., $18.95

7. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

by Cormac McCarthy

Knopf, 320 pp., $24.95

8. A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST

by Rebecca Solnit

Viking, 224 pp., $21.95

9. DECREATION: POETRY, ESSAYS, OPERA

by Anne Carson

Knopf, 272 pp., $24.95

10. X OUT OF WONDERLAND: A SAGA

by David Allan Cates

Steerforth, 152 pp., $17.95



PAPERBACK

1. CHRONICLES: VOLUME ONE

by Bob Dylan

Simon & Schuster, 320 pp., $14

2. SNOW

by Orhan Pamuk

Vintage, 448 pp., $14.95

3. DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT

by George Lakoff

Chelsea Green, 144 pp., $10

4. WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?

by Thomas Frank

Owl Books, 336 pp., $14

5. THE MASTER

by Colm Tóibín

cribner, 352 pp., $14

6. FOUCAULT: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

by Gary Gutting

Oxford, 124 pp., $9.95

7. ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IN SUCK CITY

by Nick Flynn

W. W. Norton, 288 pp., $13.95

8. THE BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL

by George Saunders

Riverhead, 144 pp., $13

9. THE ROCK SNOB’S DICTIONARY

by David Kamp and Steven Daly

Broadway, 176 pp., $12.95

10. NICKEL AND DIMED: ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Owl Books, 240 pp., $13

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; Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA; Quimby’s Bookstore, Chicago, IL; The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC; St. Mark’s Bookshop, New York, NY; Three Lives & Company, New York, NY.

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