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books3.gifThree Northwest authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, is at the top of the list. David Guterson's The Other and Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff are also in the top ten. Shop local: find these books at Watermark Books in Anacortes or online at Anacortes-based northwest-books.com . Week ending June 15, 2008.

Three Northwest authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, is at the top of the list. David Guterson's The Other and Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff are also in the top ten. Shop local: find these books at Watermark Books in Anacortes or online at Anacortes-based northwest-books.com . Week ending June 15, 2008. 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
2. The Other, David Guterson
3. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
4. The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie
5. Nothing to Lose, Lee Child
6. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
7. Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk
8. Plague Ship, Clive Cussler
9. Careless in Red, Elizabeth George
10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
2. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
3. What Happened, Scott McClellan
4. The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen
5. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
6. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
7. Moyers on Democracy, Bill Moyers
8. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
9. Just Who Will You Be?, Maria Shriver
10. The Man Who Loved China, Simon Winchester

MASS MARKET

1. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
2. The Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
3. Suffer the Little Children, Donna Leon
4. 1984, George Orwell
5. New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary, Edy Garcia Schaffer (Ed.)
6. Simple Genius, David Baldacci
7. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
8. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, Merriam-Webster (Eds.)
9. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
10. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal, Eric Van Lustbader

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
2. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
3. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Dr. Seuss
4. Eclipse , Stephenie Meyer
5. Gallop!, Rufus Butler Seder
6. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4), Rick Riordan
7. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1), Rick Riordan
9. Seekers: The Quest Begins, Erin Hunter
Raven Rise (Pendragon #9), D.J. MacHale

The Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and Book Sense. Most of these books aren't books from the Pacific Northwest, but are books that are currently selling well in the Pacific Northwest.

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