Bestselling books the week of 4/1/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, Mass.

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
3. House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
4. Caught, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
5. Bite Me: A Love Story, by Christopher Moore, Morrow
6. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Grand Central
7. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
8. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG
9. The Mapping of Love and Death, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
10. Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni, Viking
11. The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
12. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly Press
13. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
14. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte
15. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper

1. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
2. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
4. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
5. The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose, NAL
6. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
7. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
8. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
9. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
10. Courage and Consequence, by Karl Rove, Threshold Editions
11. Ill Fares the Land, by Tony Judt, Penguin Press
12. Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, by Daniel G. Amen, Harmony
13. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
14. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
15. Every Day in Tuscany, by Frances Mayes, Broadway
Backing Into Forward, by Jules Feiffer, Nan A. Talese

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
4. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
7. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper

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

11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
12. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
13. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam

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

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. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
5. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
6. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
7. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
9. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper

10. The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Vintage
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
12. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
13. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
14. The Possessed, by Elif Batuman, FSG
15. Now Eat This! 150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories, by Rocco DiSpirito, Ballantine
21. A Homemade Life, by Molly Wizenberg, S&S
Wizenberg recounts a life with the kitchen at its center.

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell
4. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper
7. First Family, by David Baldacci, Vision
8. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
9. Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy, Anchor
10. Long Lost, by Harlan Coben, Signet

1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
5. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim (Illus.), Yen Press
8. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
9. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes: 70th Anniversary Edition, by Dubose Heyward, Marjorie Flack (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
11. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin

12. The Batboy, by Mike Lupica, Philomel
13. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
14. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial
15. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Camille Rose Garcia (Illus.), Collins Design

1. The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett, Putnam
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
4. Happy Easter, Mouse!, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Balzer & Bray
5. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
6. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
10. Happy Easter, Curious George, by Margret Rey, et al., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
11. Ollie's Easter Eggs, by Olivier Dunrea, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
12. Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
13. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
14. My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow
15. The Golden Egg Book, by Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illus.), Golden

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

*Published Thursday, April 1, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 28, 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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