Bestselling books the week of 3/18/10, 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. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
5. Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni, Viking
6. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books
7. The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
8. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Grand Central
9. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte
10. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
11. The Surrendered, by Chang-Rae Lee, Riverhead
12. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
13. The Silent Sea, by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul, Putnam
14. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG
15. Split Image, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam
ON THE RISE:
18. The Infinities, by John Banville, Knopf
A dazzling new novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
2. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
4. Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight, by Karl Rove, Threshold Editions
5. The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose, NAL
6. The Kind Diet, by Alicia Silverstone, Rodale
7. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
8. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
9. Willie Mays, by James S. Hirsch, Scribner
10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
11. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
12. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
13. Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown
14. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
15. American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us, by Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell, Skyhorse
ON THE RISE:
20. Silk Parachute, by John McPhee, FSG
A collection of essays by the author of Levels of the Game

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, Simon & Schuster
3. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
6. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
10. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
11. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
12. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
15. Precious, by Sapphire, Vintage

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. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
6. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
7. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
9. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
10. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper
11. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
12. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
13. How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer, Mariner
14. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial
15. The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Vintage
ON THE RISE:
17. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers
The harrowing true story of a young Yemeni girl forced to marry a man three times her age
MASS MARKET
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
3. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper
4. First Family, by David Baldacci, Vision
5. Long Lost, by Harlan Coben, Signet
6. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
7. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
8. Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy, Anchor
9. The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly, Grand Central
10. Night and Day, Robert B. Parker, Berkley

CHILDREN'S 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. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
5. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial
6. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
7. The Batboy, by Mike Lupica, Philomel
8. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
9. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Camille Rose Garcia (Illus.), Collins Design
11. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
12. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Delacorte
13. A Nest for Celeste, by Henry Cole, Katherine Tegen Books
14. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, Little Brown

15. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, by Dubose Heyward, Marjorie Flack (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. Happy Easter, Mouse!, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Balzer & Bray
9. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
10. Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
12. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
13. Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
14. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
15. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt

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. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
5. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic
6. Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
8. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
9. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

*Published Thursday, March 18, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 14, 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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