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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Marc Maron's taking risks to get the story

Asking someone how they do what they do is standard for an interview show, but when Marc Maron started his podcast in 2009, his approach had a harsher edge. A comedian with a stalled career who had just been fired by Air America, Maron wanted to know the secrets of other comedians' success. Underlying each interview was "Why you?" And more pointedly, "Why you and not me?" He sounded like the Salieri to his old friend Louis CK's Amadeus – but he wasn't even Salieri.

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Book review: 'Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race,' kids battle fake-news-posting villains in exciting mystery

Parents need to know that "Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race" is the third installment in bestselling author Chris Grabenstein's series aimed at showing kids the wonders of libraries. Like other books in the series, it's packed with book references, creative challenges, diverse characters, and over-the-top details (like a private jet shaped like a banana, or drone slippers that let the wearer fly). It's also a timely response to the growing problem of fake news and other internet falsehoods, offering a great how-to (disguised as a mystery adventure) for figuring out whether that shocking information you just read online has a shred of truth attached. A bit of fart humor (Whoopee Cushions play a minor role) and occasion butt/poop references aside, nothing to worry about here and a lot to like.

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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 8, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Hachette pulls the plug on Weinstein Books

Hachette Book Group terminated its Weinstein Books imprint on Thursday, it said via an internal email obtained by Buzzfeed Books and PublishersLunch. Hachette is the latest entity to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein after a flood of allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The Weinstein Co. dismissed Weinstein on Sunday.

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