IndieBound* hardcover bestseller list 7/23/09

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

2. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday

3. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House

4. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's

5. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria

6. Swimsuit, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown

7. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster

8. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe, Voice

9. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, by Rebecca Wells, Harper

10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte

11. Commencement, by J.Courtney Sullivan, Knopf

12. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner

13. Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, by Maile Meloy, Riverhead

14. A Short History of Women, by Kate Walbert, Scribner

15. Black Hills, by Nora Roberts, Putnam

1. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

2. The End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, Rodale

3. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Press

4. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf

5. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's

6. The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, Little Brown

7. Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions

8. Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton, Scribner

9. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Hyperion

10. Renegade, by Richard Wolffe, Crown

11. A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition, by Ernest Hemingway, Sean Hemingway (Intro.), Scribner

12. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, by Ben Mezrich, Doubleday

13. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham

14. Crazy for the Storm, by Norman Ollestad, Ecco

15. Catastrophe, by Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper

ON THE RISE:  Rocket Men, by Craig Nelson, Viking

* Published Thursday, July 23, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 19, 2009). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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