Bestselling hardcover books, according to IndieBound*

1. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Doubleday

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

3. An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte

4. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner

5. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Knopf

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

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

8. The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese

9. Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby, Riverhead

10. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central

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

12. Homer & Langley, by E.L. Doctorow, Random House

13. Rough Country, by John Sandford, Putnam

14. The Wild Things, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's

15. A Change in Altitude, by Anita Shreve, Little Brown

1. True Compass, by Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve

2. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Doubleday

3. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion

4. Arguing With Idiots, by Glenn Beck, et al., Threshold Editions

5. The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong, Knopf

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

7. The Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins, Free Press

8. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf

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

10. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf

11. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

12. Bicycle Diaries, by David Byrne, Viking

13. Nurtureshock, by Jo Bronson, Ashley Merryman, Twelve

14. Traveling With Pomegranates, by Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking

15. The National Parks: America's Best Idea, by Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Knopf

ON THE RISE: High on Arrival, by MacKenzie Phillips, Simon Spotlight

* Published Thursday, October 8, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 4, 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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