Bestselling books the week of 3/4/10, according to IndieBound*

A look at what's selling best at independent bookstores across America.

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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

2. The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
4. Split Image, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam
5. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books
6. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
7. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
8. Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
9. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
10. The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown
11. Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett, Nan A. Talese
12. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, FSG
13. Noah's Compass, by Anne Tyler, Knopf
14. Horns, by Joe Hill, Morrow
15. Fantasy in Death, by J.D. Robb, Putnam
ON THE RISE:

17. Bloodroot, by Amy Greene, Knopf

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HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
3. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
4. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
5. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
6. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
7. Willie Mays, by James S. Hirsch, Scribner
8. The Politician, by Andrew Young, Thomas Dunne
9. Making Toast, by Roger Rosenblatt, Ecco
10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
11. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
12. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf
13. Drive, by Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead
14. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
15. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion
ON THE RISE:
20. I Am an Emotional Creature, by Eve Ensler, Villard
A call to action for girls everywhere to become the women they were always meant to be.

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
3. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
9. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
11. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
13. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
14. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin
15. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton, Washington Square Press
ON THE RISE:
24. The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer, Minotaur
A contemporary spy thriller by the bestselling author of "The Bridge of Sighs"

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
5. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
6. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
7. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper
9. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
10. How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer, Mariner
11. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
12. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
13. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
14. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
15. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial
ON THE RISE:
23. Angels and Ages, by Adam Gopnik, Vintage
Gopnik's look at Darwin and Lincoln, and their impact on modern life

MASS MARKET
1. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
2. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
5. First Family, by David Baldacci, Vision
6. The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly, Grand Central
7. Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy, Anchor
8. Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown
9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
10. Long Lost, by Harlan Coben, Signet
CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
4. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
5. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
7. Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
8. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
11. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
12. All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illus.), Beach Lane
13. Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
14. Happy Easter, Mouse!, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Balzer & Bray
15. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel
CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES
1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Peter Lerangis, et al., Scholastic
5. Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
6. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
9. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
10. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

* Published Thursday, March 4, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 28, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit www.IndieBound.org.

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