TOP TEN

BESTSELLERS AT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES for the week of August 23


FICTION

1. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon

2. WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith

3. BEE SEASON by Myla Goldberg

4. ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS by E. Lynn Harris

5. THE FOURTH HAND by John Irving

6. THE DANISH GIRL by David Ebershoff

7. AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman

8. IN THE FALL by Jeffrey Lent

9. HOW TO BE GOOD by Nick Hornby

10. A DENSITY OF SOULS by Christopher Rice


NONFICTION

1. THE BOTANY OF DESIRE by Michael Pollan

2. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA by Nathaniel Philbrick

3. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris

4. FAST FOOD NATION by Eric Schlosser

5. HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN by Charles R. Cross

6. GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL by Jared Diamond

7. THE STRANGER GUIDE TO SEATTLE by Paula Gilovich, Traci Vogel, and the Stranger staff

8. NICKLE & DIMED by Barbara Ehrenreich

9. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS by Dave Eggers

10. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL by Anthony Bourdain

Compiled from figures at Bailey/Coy Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, Fremont Place Book Company, and Third Place Books.

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