Bestselling books the week of 4/15/10, 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. Solar, by Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese
3. Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
4. Changes: A Novel of the Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher, Roc
5. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
6. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly Press
7. Bite Me, by Christopher Moore, Morrow
8. House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG
10. Caught, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
11. The Black Cat, by Martha Grimes, Viking
12. The Mapping of Love and Death, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
13. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
14. Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
15. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Grand Central
ON THE RISE:
16. A River in the Sky, by Elizabeth Peters, Morrow
Egyptologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody is back in the latest mystery by the author of Lion in the Valley.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
2. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, by David Remnick, Knopf
3. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
4. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
6. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
7. In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart, by Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter
8. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
9. The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose, NAL
10. This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection, by Carol Burnett, Harmony
11. 13 Bankers, by Simon Johnson, James Kwak, Pantheon
12. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
13. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
14. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
15. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, by Diarmaid MacCulloch, Viking
ON THE RISE:
17. The Male Brain
Louann Brizendine, Broadway
Brizendine's fascinating follow-up to her bestselling The Female Brain

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, 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. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
10. Brooklyn. by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
15. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
ON THE RISE:
19. Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada, Melville House
Written in 1947, this never-before-translated novel by a bestselling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn't join the Nazi Party, is based on a true story.

Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

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. Conservative Victory, by Sean Hannity, Harper
5. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
6. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
7. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
8. The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Vintage
9. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham
10. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
12. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
13. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg, Camilla Engman (Illus.), S&S
14. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers
15. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
ON THE RISE:
21. For You Mom, Finally, by Ruth Reichl, Penguin
The bestselling author of Comfort Me With Apples examines her mother's life.

MASS MARKET
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
4. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
5. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
6. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell
7. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
8. Borderline, by Nevada Barr, Berkley
9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
10. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper

CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green, David Levithan, Dutton
4. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
5. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
6. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, Speak
7. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, HarperCollins
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
9. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
11. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1, by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim (Illus.), Yen Press
12. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin2
13. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Delacorte
14. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
15. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
3. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
4. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
5. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
6. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
7. Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
8. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
9. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin
10. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
11. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
12. The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett, Putnam
13. My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow
14. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
15. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden

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)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, by 3. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Gordon Korman, et al., Scholastic
New in Series: The Emperor's Code
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
6. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
7. Series Debut: How to Train Your Dragon (paperback), by Cressida Cowell, Little Brown
8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
9. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

*Published Thursday, April 15, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 11, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org

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