TOP TEN

BESTSELLERS AT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES for the week of January 11


FICTION

1. PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf

2. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J. K. Rowling

3. THE NIGHT LISTENER by Armistead Maupin

4. THE HOURS by Michael Cunningham

5. INTERPRETER OF MALADIES by Jhumpa Lahiri

6. CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER by Gregory Maguire

7. CRUDDY by Lynda Barry

8. THE BOOK BORROWER by Alice Mattison

9. TEA by Stacey D'Erasmo

10. LAWNBOY by Paul Lisicky


NON-FICTION

1. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris

2. NAKED by David Sedaris

3. REASON FOR HOPE by Jane Goodall

4. BODY FOR LIFE by Bill Phillips

5. A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE by Anna Quindlen

6. SHRUB: THE SHORT BUT HAPPY POLITICAL LIFE OF GEORGE W. BUSH by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

7. GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL by Jared Diamond

8. EX LIBRIS: CONFESSIONS OF A COMMON READER by Anne Fadiman

9. THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2000 by Susie Bright

10. THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

Compiled from figures at Bailey/Coy Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, and PAGES Books, News, & Internet.

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