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Bestselling books the week of 5/6/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

By IndieBound / May 6, 2010

Powell's Books, Portland, Ore.



1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
3. Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
4. Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
5. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende, Harper
6. This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George, Harper
7. Deliver Us From Evil, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
8. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
9. Solar, by Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese
10. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
11. The 9th Judgment, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
12. The God of the Hive, by Laurie R. King, Bantam
13. Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel
14. Anthill, by E.O. Wilson, Norton
15. Lover Mine, by J.R. Ward, NAL

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1. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
2. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
4. Eaarth, by Bill McKibben, Times Books
5. The Bridge, by David Remnick, Knopf
6. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
7. In the Green Kitchen, by Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter
8. Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, by Dave Isay (Ed.), Penguin Press
9. This Time Together, by Carol Burnett, Harmony
10. Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, by Graham Robb, Norton
11. Oprah, by Kitty Kelley, Crown
12. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
13. Lift, by Kelly Corrigan, Hyperion
14. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
15. 13 Bankers, by Simon Johnson, James Kwak, Pantheon
17. Hellhound on His Trail, by Hampton Sides, Doubleday
An intense look at the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the search for his killer, by the bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers."