One for the Books

Amazon has come a long way since 1994, when Jeff Bezos began hawking books online from his garage. We took a deep dive into Amazon’s bestseller lists to see what was popular with buyers every year since Amazon’s founding — both the No. 1 book in terms of sales plus a second notable title from that year’s ranking. Some of the books have become modern-day classics; others reflect the trends of their time and have faded from memory. Got any of them on your bookshelf (or know of someone who needs a copy this holiday season)?

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1995

“How to Set Up and Maintain a World Wide Web Site: The Guide for Information Providers”
By Lincoln D. Stein
Price: $6 and up
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The internet was still shiny and new to most people back in 1995 (if they even had internet access) and ecommerce was in its infancy. So it’s no wonder a lot of readers — especially the ones who had enough tech savvy to know how to buy books online — might be interested in learning how to build a website with this book.

Also popular that year: "The Road Ahead" by Bill Gates