Bestselling books the week of 2/18/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling fastest in independent bookstores across America.

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Readers browse in a NYC bookstore.

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
3. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books
4. Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
5. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
6. The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown
7. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Doubleday

8. Worst Case, by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown
9. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
10. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
11. Where the God of Love Hangs Out, by Amy Bloom, Random House
12. Noah's Compass, by Anne Tyler, Knopf
13. Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier, Dutton
14. The Lost Books of the Odyssey, by Zachary Mason, FSG
15. Brava, Valentine, by Adriana Trigiani, Harper
18. Conspirata, by Robert Harris, S&S
Harris follows up his bestselling novel of Ancient Rome, Imperium.

1. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
2. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
3. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
4. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
5. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
7. Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend, by James S. Hirsch, Scribner
8. The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande, Metropolitan
9. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
10. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
11. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
12. The Politician, by Andrew Young, Thomas Dunne
13. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion
14. Open, by Andre Agassi, Knopf
15. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf
16. Staying True, by Jenny Sanford, Ballantine
A candid memoir by the first lady of South Carolina.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
3. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
4. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
5. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
9. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
10. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
11. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
12. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
13. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin
14. When Will There Be Good News?, by Kate Atkinson, Back Bay
15. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Back Bay
29. Honolulu, by Alan Brennert, St. Martin's Griffin
A novel about a young Korean woman who immigrates to Honolulu in 1914.

1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
4. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
5. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
6. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
7. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper
8. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
9. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
10. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
11. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
13. How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer, Mariner
14. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
15. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial

1. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
2. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly, Grand Central
5. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper
6. Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown
7. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Little Brown
8. Night and Day, by Robert B. Parker, Berkley
9. Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown
10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner

1. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
3. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
5. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
8. The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illus.), Atheneum
9. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
10. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
11. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick
12. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly, Holt
13. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, Little Brown

14. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish
15. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper

1. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
2. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
3. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
4. Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Harper
5. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
6. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
7. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
9. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
10. Where's My Sweetie Pie?, by Ed Emberley, LB Kids
11. All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illus.), Beach Lane
12. My Heart Is Like a Zoo, by Michael Hall, Greenwillow
13. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
14. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
15. Valentine Surprise, by Corinne Demas, R.W. Alley (Illus.), Walker

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

* Published Thursday, February 18, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 14, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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