Bestselling books the week of 12/30/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
5. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
6. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
7. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
8. Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam
9. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
10. Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King, Scribner
11. Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie, Random House
12. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré, Viking
13. Cross Fire, by James Patterson, Little Brown
14. Port Mortuary, by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam
15. Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci, Grand Central

* Published Thursday, December 30, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 26, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
2. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain, University of California Press
3. Life, by Keith Richards, Little Brown
4. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book), by Jon Stewart, Grand Central
5. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff, Little Brown
6. Decision Points, by George W. Bush, Crown
7. At Home, by Bill Bryson, Doubleday
8. I Remember Nothing, by Nora Ephron, Knopf
9. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?, by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter
10. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
11. Colonel Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris, Random House
12. Simple Times, by Amy Sedaris, Grand Central
13. Atlantic, by Simon Winchester, Harper
14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
15. The Wave, by Susan Casey, Doubleday


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
4. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
5. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
7. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial
8. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
9. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
10. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
11. The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury
12. True Grit, by Charles Portis, Overlook
13. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
15. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin


1. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
2. Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris, Back Bay
5. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011, by Old Farmer's Almanac
6. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Penguin
7. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
8. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Anchor
9. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
10. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011, by World Almanac
11. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
12. Bicycle Diaries, by David Byrne, Penguin
13. Dewey, by Vicki Myron, Grand Central
14. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
15. The Big Burn, by Timothy Egan, Mariner


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Anchor
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, by Merriam-Webster
5. U Is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton, Berkley
6. 61 Hours, by Lee Child, Dell
7. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
8. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
10. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Spectra


1. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
2. The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
3. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
4. Matched, by Ally Condie, Dutton
5. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown
6. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments, by A. Kurzweil, Workman
7. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
8. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish
9. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
10. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
11. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
12. Amazing Cows! A Book of Bovinely Inspired Misinformation, by Sandra Boynton, Workman
13. Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly, Delacorte
14. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
15. The Search for WondLa, by Tony DiTerlizzi, S&S


1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, by Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
5. Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney, Viking
6. It's a Book, by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
9. Art & Max, by David Wiesner, Clarion
10. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
11. Knuffle Bunny Free, by Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray
12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
13. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
14. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
15. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends


1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
7. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic
8. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
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