One of these things is not like the other. And yet the most recent sales reports from indie bookstores in the Pacific Northwest confirm the

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Indie Bookstores' Must-Reads of the Season: Pollan, Kidder, Horwitz, Zakaria, Mayer, Seely

One of these things is not like the other. And yet the most recent sales reports from indie bookstores in the Pacific Northwest confirm the startling truth, a truth that might very well make Alfred A. Knopf roll over in his leather-bound grave, that Mike Seely's debut novel, Seattle's Best Dive Bars, is one of the ten best-selling books in the region.

According to numbers from IndieBound and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (home of all the bookstores that aren't Barnes & Noble), Seely's guide to cheap drinks and questionable odors has arrived at the #10 spot among nonfiction paperbacks. He has already edged out Michael Pollan's first book, The Omnivore's Dilemma (now at #11), and is gaining ground on Pollan's second, In Defense of Food --not to mention Fareed Zakaria's The Post-American World , Jane Mayer's The Dark Side, and Tony Horwitz's A Voyage Long and Strange.

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