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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

City Lights 'Best Seller' lists

What were patrons of City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, Calif., buying for the holiday season?

Hardcover

1. Naked Lunch 50th Anniversary Edition by William S. Burroughs
2. The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
3. You're A Genius All the Time by Jack Kerouac
4. The Humbling by Philip Roth
5. The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov
6. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
7. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
8. Unpacking My Library by Jo Steffens
9. Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand
10. Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem

Paperback

1. Prison/Culture, edited by Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen and Steve Dickison
2. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
3. Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatin
4. Indignation by Philip Roth
5. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
6. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha by Jack Kerouac
7. To Die for the People by Huey Newton
8. Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
9. Impossible Princess by Kevin Killian
10. Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

1 comment:

Coral Carter said...

But what are you reading Andrew? I have just been captured by Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian "Blood stanched the wet and naked heads of the scalped who with the fringe of hair below their wounds and tonsured to the the bone now lay like maimed and naked monks in the blood slaked dust and every where the dying groaned and gibbered and horses lay screaming." and The Road "In that long ago somewhere very near this place he'd watched a falcon fall down the long blue wall of the mountain and break with the keel of its breastbone the midmost from a flight of cranes and take it to the river below all gangly and wrecked and trailing its loose and blowsy plummage in the still autumn air."