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

3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage

4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions

5. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper

6. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, Ecco

7. Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan, Back Bay

8. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin

9. The Shack, by William P. Young, Windblown

10. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest

11. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk

12. The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane, Harper Perennial

13. Handle with Care, by Jodi Picoult, Washington Square

14. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage

15. Gourmet Rhapsody, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions

ON THE RISE: The English Major, by Jim Harrison, Grove Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay

14. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Bloomsbury

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

* 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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