Bestselling paperback books, according to Indie Bound*

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

2. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House

3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial

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

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

6. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition), by Sapphire, Vintage

7. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, Vintage

8. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin

9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine

10. The Private Patient, by P.D. James, Vintage

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

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

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

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

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

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin, Norton
(Mueenuddin's vivid collection of short stories was a finalist for the 2009 National  Book Award in fiction.)

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

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

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

4. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton

5. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner

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

7. The Family, by Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial

8. Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can  Renew America, by Thomas L. Friedman, Picador

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

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

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

12. Our Choice, by Al Gore, Rodale

13. The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson, Penguin

14. Nightlight: A Parody, by The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage

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

*Published Thursday, December 3, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November  29, 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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