Arts & Leisure

Three books by Northwest authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. Brisinger, the third volume by Christopher Paolini tops the Children's list. Eragon, Paolini's first book, is also on the Children's list. And, The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, is on the Hardcover Fiction list again. This heartwarming book has been on the list for most of the summer.


1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski   
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows  
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein  
4. Anathem, Neal Stephenson 
5. Home, Marilynne Robinson   
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson   
7. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday, Alexander McCall Smith  
8. Fine Just the Way It Is, Annie Proulx  
9. The Given Day, Dennis Lehane 
10. The Host, Stephenie Meyer   


1. The Limits of Power, Andrew J. Bacevich  
2. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman 
3. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch 
4. Goodnight Bush, Erich Origen, Gan Golan  
5. Dewey, Vicki Myron   
6. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris  
7. Bad Money, Kevin Phillips  
8. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami 
9. The War Within, Bob Woodward  
10. Angler, Barton Gellman  


1. Friends in High Places, Donna Leon 
2. Book of the Dead, Patricia Cornwell  
3. Playing for Pizza, John Grisham  
4. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger   
5. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee  
6. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card  
7. Sweet Revenge, Diane Mott Davidson 
8. The Naming of the Dead, Ian Rankin  
9. Dead Heat, Dick Francis, Felix Francis  
10. Nights in Rodanthe, Nicholas Sparks


1. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3), Christopher Paolini  
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2), Stephenie Meyer   
3. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer  
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3), Stephenie Meyer  
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4), Stephenie Meyer  
6. Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House, #40), Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.)  
7. Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke  
8. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.)  
9. Eragon, Christopher Paolini  
10. Eclipse (Warriors: Power of Three, #4), Erin Hunter    

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by , IndieBound and PNBA, is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound. 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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