The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Travel Writing, Part 1

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Based on the last eight weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

Thanks to all the stores that report, the new expanded electronic reporting options, and the software our team here has built to sort and slice a ton of data according to BISAC categories, this is the fourth of many subject category lists to run in BTW each week. (To view the previous lists, click here.)These are intended as inventory checking tools for booksellers, alerts to publishers as to what's selling, and lists that the media can run.

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Thank you to all who participate in this major new Book Sense initiative.

Carl Lennertz
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Travel Writing Bestsellers
Top 25 for the Last Eight Weeks

(All are paperback unless otherwise noted; an asterisk (*) indicates a 76 Pick)

1. * Paris to the Moon
Adam Gopnik (Random House, $14.95, 0375758232)
2. French Lessons
Peter Mayle (Vintage, $12.95, 375705619)
3. * Walking the Bible
Bruce Feiler, (Perennial, $14.95, 0380807319)
4. A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson (Broadway, $13.95, 0767902521)
5. Ciao, America: An Italian Discovers the U.S.
Beppe Severgnini (Broadway, $21.95 cloth, 0767912357
6. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer (Anchor, $12.95, 0385486804)
7. In a Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson (Broadway, $14.95, 0767903862
8. *A Thousand Days in Venice
Marlena De Blasi (Algonquin, $23.95 cloth, 1565123212)
9. * River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler (Perennial, $13.95, 0060953748)
10. Florence
David Leavitt (Bloomsbury, $16.95 cloth, 1582342393)
11. Oaxaca Journal
Oliver Sacks (National Geographic Society, $20 cloth, 0792265211)
12. Sorcerer's Apprentice
Tahir Shah (Arcade, $13.95, 1559706260)
13. Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson (Avon, $14, 0380727501)
14. American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads
Pascale Le Draoulec (HarperCollins, $23.95 cloth, 0060197366)
15. A Year in Provence
Peter Mayle (Vintage, $11, 0679731148)
16. Neither Here Nor There
Bill Bryson (Avon, $14, 0380713802)
17. * Pasquale's Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town
Michael Rips (Back Bay, $12.95, 0316748641)
18. Wild Stories: The Best of Men's Journal: Ten Years of Great Writing Men's Journal
(Crown $24.95 cloth, 0609610465)
19. Far Appalachia
Noah Adams (Delta, $12.95, 0385320132)
20. Route 66 A.D: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
Tony Perrottet (Random House, $24.95 cloth, 037550432X)
21. Extra Virgin: A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera
Annie Hawes (Perennial, $13.95, 0060958111)
22. * An Unexpected Light
Jason Elliot (Picador, $18, 0312288468)
23. * On Mexican Time
Tony Cohan (Broadway, $14, 0767903196)
24. * Road Angels: Searching for Home on America's Coast of Dreams
Kent Nerburn (HarperSanFrancisco, $14.95, 0060698691)
25. French Dirt
Richard Goodman (Algonquin, $13, 1565123522)