Bestselling paperback books, according to IndieBound*

1. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, Ecco
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
7. Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan, Back Bay
8. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest
9. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
10. The Shack, by William P. Young, Windblown
11. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk
12. Home, by Marilynne Robinson, Picador
13. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage
14. Gourmet Rhapsody, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
15. Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill, Vintage

ON THE RISE: The Best American Short Stories 2009 by Alice Sebold, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner

1. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor

2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin

3. Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell, Back Bay

4. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin

5. My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume

6. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin

7. Glenn Beck's Common Sense, by Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions

8. Alex & Me, by Irene M. Pepperberg, Harper

9. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin

10. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay

11. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010, by Old Farmer's Almanac

12. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial

13. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris, Back Bay

14. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Maruki Murakami, Vintage

15. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom, by Julia Child, Knopf

* Published Thursday, October 1, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 27, 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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