Bestselling books the week of 3/11/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
4. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books
5. The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
7. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
8. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Grand Central
9. Split Image, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam
10. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, FSG
11. Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
12. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
13. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
14. The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown
15. Horns, by Joe Hill, Morrow
ON THE RISE:
17. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin
Durrow's thoughtful novel about the daugher of white Danish woman and African-American man is a February Indie Next List Great Read.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
3. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
4. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
5. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
6. Willie Mays, by James S. Hirsch, Scribner
7. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
8. The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose, NAL
9. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
10. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
11. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf
12. Making Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, by David Dosa, Hyperion
13. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, by Mitt Romney, St. Martin's
14. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
15. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion

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. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
9. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
12. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
13. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
14. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
15. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton, Washington Square Press
ON THE RISE:
24. Fool, by Christopher Moore, Harper
Moore's hilarious take on King Lear is available in paperback.

Recommended: Books

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
4. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
5. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
6. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper
7. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
8. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
9. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
10. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
11. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
13. How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer, Mariner
14. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
15. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
ON THE RISE:
19. Einstein's God, by Krista Tippett, Penguin
An interesting look at the ways people view science and religious belief

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. First Family, by David Baldacci, Vision
5. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
6. Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy, Anchor
7. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
8. Long Lost, by Harlan Coben, Signet
9. The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly, Grand Central
10. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central

CHILDREN'S GENERAL INTEREST
1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
3. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
4. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial
5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
7. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Delacorte
9. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Camille Rose Garcia (Illus.), Collins Design
10. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
11. Fallen, by Lauren Kate, Delacorte
12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, Little Brown
13. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
14. Listen to the Wind, by Greg Mortenson, Susan L. Roth, Dial

15. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett, Putnam
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
4. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
5. Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
7. Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
8. Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
9. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
11. Happy Easter, Mouse!, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Balzer & Bray
12. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
13. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
14. The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
15. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES
1. Percy Jackson and 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. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
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6. Hunger Games (hardover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
7. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
9. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

*Published Thursday, March 11, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 7, 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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