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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 17, 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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Books making the leap to movie screens later this year

The worlds of books and movies frequently collide – and not just on the crowded surface of my desk. I like to keep an eye on the books-turned-movies world, to give myself time to read the book before the movie. Doing things in that order seems to me, most of the time, the most satisfying way to experience both forms. Generally I try to read the book far ahead of the movie, so I can forget some of it and the movie can hold some surprises. Hence this list, of movies likely to turn up here in the second half of 2018; happy reading (and watching)!

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Best-sellers

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

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Best-sellers

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

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 10, 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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Books were good to Anthony Bourdain. But TV was even better

"I was never sitting in a garret struggling over an unpublished manuscript," Anthony Bourdain once told me about how he got started as a writer. As he chronicled in his best-selling gonzo memoir "Kitchen Confidential," he was a chef in New York with excess appetites (food, booze, drugs) and a great gift for storytelling.

Little Free Library dedication

Wichita's Fairmount neighborhood has a new Little Free Library, thanks to donations and efforts by Storytime Village, the Rotary Club of Wichita and the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition. The library, at the corner of 16th Street and Gentry, was dedi