Bestselling books, week of 1/21/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in America's independent bookstores

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1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
4. The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown
5. Noah's Compass, by Anne Tyler, Knopf
6. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
7. The First Rule, by Robert Crais, Putnam
8. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
9. Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier, Dutton
10. Too Much Happiness, by Alice Munro, Knopf
11. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Doubleday
12. Where the God of Love Hangs Out, by Amy Bloom, Random House
13. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
14. U Is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton, Putnam
15. Pirate Latitudes, by Michael Crichton, Harper
21. Treasure Hunt, by John Lescroart, Dutton
A new Wyatt Hunt thriller by the bestselling author of A Plague of Secrets.

1. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
2. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
3. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
4. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
5. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion
6. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
7. Drive, by Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead
8. The Book of Genesis, illustrated by R. Crumb, by Norton,
9. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf
10. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf
11. The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande, Metropolitan
12. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
13. Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin, Harper
14. Open, by Andre Agassi, Knopf
15. SuperFreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow
23. Freefall, by Joseph Stiglitz, Norton
Nobel Prize-winner Stiglitz looks at the current financial crisis.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
3. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
5. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Back Bay
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
8. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
10. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin
11. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
12. When Will There Be Good News?, by Kate Atkinson, Back Bay
13. The Women, by T.C. Boyle, Penguin
14. Lark and Termite, by Jayne Anne Phillips, Vintage
15. The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister, Berkley
18. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, by Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor
Alexander McCall Smith's delightful new novel in the 44 Scotland Street series.

1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
5. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
6. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
7. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
9. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
10. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial
11. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010, by World Almanac
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
13. The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, by Raj Patel, Picador
14. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
15. Food Matters, by Mark Bittman, Simon & Schuster

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Little Brown
3. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
4. The Devil's Punchbowl, by Greg Iles, Pocket Star
5. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, Merriam-Webster
6. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank, Bantam
7. Terminal Freeze, by Lincoln Child, Anchor
8. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
9. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, Vintage
10. Cross Country, by James Patterson, Vision

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
2. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
3. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
5. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
6. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick
7. Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
9. The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illus.), Atheneum
10. Listen to the Wind, by Greg Mortenson, Susan L. Roth, Dial
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma, Young Readers Edition, by Michael Pollan, Dial
12. Fallen, by Lauren Kate, Delacorte
13. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
14. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle, by Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown
15. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
3. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
4. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
5. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
6. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
10. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel
11. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judy Schachner, Dutton
12. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
13. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster
14. Skippyjon Jones, by Judith Schachner, Puffin
15. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin

1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
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5. Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
8. Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Philomel
9. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic
10. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

* Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States for the sales week ended Sunday, January 17, 2010. For information on more titles, please visit

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