The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Travel Literature

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Based on four weeks of sales from over 400 independent bookstores across America.

It’s summertime and, as thoughts turn to travel, Book Sense presents the top 25 best-selling travel literature titles as reported by over 400 independent bookstores across America.

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Travel Literature Bestsellers
1. Ciao, America!
Beppe Severgnini, Broadway, $12.95, 0767912365
2. Sixpence House
Paul Collins, Bloomsbury, $23.95, 1582342849
3. A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson, Broadway, $14.95, 0767902521
4. Dark Star Safari
Paul Theroux, Houghton Mifflin, $28, 0618134247
5. Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties from Kansas City to Cuzco
Calvin Trillin, Random House, $22.95, 0375508082
6. My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile
Isabel Allende, HarperCollins, $23.95, 006054564X
7. Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write From the Road
Jennifer L. Leo (Ed.), Traveler's Tales, $14.95, 1885211929
8. Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana
Isadora Tattlin, Broadway, $12.95, 0767914848
9. Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg
James M. McPherson, Crown, $16, 0609610236
10. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $12.95, 0385486804
11. Somebody's Heart Is Burning: A Woman Wanderer in Africa
Tanya Shaffer, Vintage, $13, 1400032598
12. In a Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson, Broadway, $14.95, 0767903862
13. Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
Alice Steinbach, Random House, $13.95, 0375758453
14. Walking the Bible
Bruce Feiler, Harper, $14.95, 0380807319
15. A Cook's Tour
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $14.95, 0060012781
16. Wild Stories: The Best of Men's Journal
Men's Journal (Ed.), Three Rivers, $15, 1400048303
17. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer, Anchor Books/Doubleday, $7.99, 0385492081
18. Notes From a Small Island
Bill Bryson, Perennial, $14, 0380727501
19. Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital
Christopher Buckley, Crown, $16, 1400046874
20. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Bill Bryson, Perennial, $14, 0380713802
21. The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship and Discovery in the Alaskan Wild
Lynn Schooler, Ecco, $13.95, 0060935731
22. Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 0767900383
23. French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
Tim Moore, St. Martin's, $13.95, 0312316127
24. Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto
Victoria Abbott Riccardi, Broadway, $23.95, 0767908511
25. Traveling While Married
Mary-Lou Weisman, Algonquin, $15.95, 1565123190