The Book Sense All About Music Bestseller List

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For the eight-week period ending September 11, 2007, and based on sales in independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide.

1.

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Daniel J. Levitin, Plume, $15, 9780452288522

2.

The House That George Built: With a Little Help From Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty
Wilfrid Sheed, Random House, $29.95, 9781400061051

3.

Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music
Glenn Kurtz, Knopf, $23, 9780307266156

4.

Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand
James Barron, Times Books, $15, 9780805083040

5.

Scar Tissue
Anthony Kiedis, Hyperion, $13, 9781401307455

6.

White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s
Joe Boyd, Serpent's Tail, $18, 9781852429102

7.

R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, and Country (with CD)
Stephen Calt, R. Crumb (Illus.), Abrams, $19.95, 9780810930865

8.

Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood
Michael Walker, Faber & Faber, $14, 9780865479661

9.

Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews
Jonathan Cott (Ed.), Wenner Books, $14.95, 9781932958621

10.

Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends
Barney Hoskyns, Wiley, $15.95, 9780470127773

11.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
Jim Carpenter (Illus.), Free Press, $18, 9780743277495

12.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
Robert Dimery (Ed.), Universe, $34.95, 9780789313713

13.

Guitar for Dummies
Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell, Dummies, $24.99, 9780764599040

14.

Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture
Leslie Simon, Trevor Kelley, Harper, $13.95, 9780061195396

15.

Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop
Michael Eric Dyson, Perseus, $19.95, 9780465017164

16.

Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
Charles R. Cross, Hyperion, $14.95, 9780786888412

17.

Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer
Chris Salewicz, Faber & Faber, $30, 9780571211784

18.

The Violin Maker: Finding a Centuries-Old Tradition in a Brooklyn Workshop
John Marchese, HarperCollins, $24.95, 9780060012670

19.

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Thaddeus Carhart, Random House, $14.95, 9780375758621

20.

Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota
Chuck Klosterman, Scribner, $14, 9780743406567

21.

Lennon Revealed
Larry Kane, Running Press, $14.95, 9780762429660

22.

The Life and Death of Classical Music: Featuring the 100 Best and 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made
Norman Lebrecht, Anchor, $14.95, 9781400096589

23.

Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash
John Carter Cash, Thomas Nelson, $24.99, 9780849901874

24.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory
Michael Miller, Alpha Books, $19.95, 9781592574377

25.

Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
Geoff Emerick, Howard Massey, Gotham, $15, 9781592402694

Past Category Bestseller lists are available on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.

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