Bestselling hardcover books, according to IndieBound*

1. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese

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

3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf

4. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Knopf

5. The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone

6. Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Press

7. Alex Cross's Trial, by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo, Little Brown

8. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, Viking

9. Even Money, by Dick Francis, Felix Francis, Putnam

10. 206 Bones, by Kathy Reichs, Scribner

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

12. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House

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

14. Await Your Reply, by Dan Chaon, Ballantine

15. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria

1. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's

2. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

3. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House

4. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf

5. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf

6. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, by T.R. Reid, Penguin Press

7. In the President's Secret Service, by Ronald Kessler, Crown8. The Wilderness Warrior, by Douglas Brinkley, Harper

9. Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin, Regnery

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

11. Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, by Frank Bruni, Penguin Press

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

13. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Hyperion

14. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin

15. Last Lion, by Peter Canellos, Simon & Schuster

If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?, by John Mitchinson, John Lloyd, Harmony
The very funny latest by the authors of "The Book of General Ignorance"

* Published Thursday, September 3, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 30, 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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