The Book Table’s bestsellers of the week for Hardcover Fiction, Hardcover Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction, Paperback Nonfiction and Young Adult and Children’s Books:


Hardcover Fiction
Emma Donoghue

The Instructions
Adam Levin

Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Stieg Larsson

Fall of Giants
Ken Follett

Jonathan Franzen


Hardcover Nonfiction
Jon Stewart

At Home
Bill Bryson

Autobiography of Mark Twain, vol. 1
Mark Twain

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris

Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics
James Kakalios


Paperback Fiction
Finkler’s Questions
Howard Jacobson

A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore

Little Bee
Chris Cleave

Museum of Innocence
Orhan Pamuk

Every Man Dies Alone
Hans Fallada


Paperback Nonfiction
Black Swan
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Challenge for Africa
Wangari Muta Maathai

Greatest Show on Earth
Richard Dawkins

Bicycle Diaries
David Byrne

Cahokia Timothy


Young Adult and Children’s Books
Lost Hero
Rick Riordan

Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Big Nate Strikes Again
Lincoln Peirce

Can I Play Too?
Mo Willems

We Are in a Book
Mo Willems

Lake Theatre’s top attended movies of the weekend

1. Paranormal Activity 2

2. Hereafter

3. Red

4. Social Network

5. Secretariat

6. Jackass 3-D

7. Stone

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