Bestselling books the week of 4/8/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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A browser at the Strand Bookstore in NYC.

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. Solar, by Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese
3. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
4. House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
5. Bite Me, by Christopher Moore, Morrow
6. Caught, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
7. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Grand Central
8. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly Press
9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG
10. The Mapping of Love and Death, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
11. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
12. Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni, Viking
13. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
14. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
15. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
19. Anthill, by E.O. Wilson, Norton
Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilson's wonderful debut novel is an April Indie Next List Great Read.

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. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
7. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
8. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
9. Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, by Daniel G.Amen M.D., Harmony
10. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
11. Ill Fares the Land, by Tony Judt, Penguin Press
12. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
13. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
14. 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, by James Kwak, Simon Johnson, Pantheon
15. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
18. Giada at Home, by Giada de Laurentiis, Clarkson Potter
A new collection of delicious recipes by the bestselling author of "Giada's Kitchen"

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 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. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
8. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House

9. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
10. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
11. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
15. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
18. About Face, by Donna Leon, Penguin
Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates corruption and murder in this novel by the author of "The Girl of His Dreams"

1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
5. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
6. Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda by Sean Hannity, Harper
7. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
8. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
9. The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Vintage
10. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
11. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper
12. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
13. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
14. Einstein's God, by Krista Tippett, Penguin
15. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
4. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper
7. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
8. First Family, by David Baldacci, Vision
9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
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. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
4. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
5. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes: 70th Anniversary Edition, by Dubose Heyward, Marjorie Flack (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
7. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
11. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
12. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1, by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim (Illus.), Yen Press
13. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
14. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial
15. The Batboy, by Mike Lupica, Philomel

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. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
5. Happy Easter, Mouse!, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Balzer & Bray
6. Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Ollie's Easter Eggs, by Olivier Dunrea, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
9. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
11. My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow
12. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
13. The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
14. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
15. Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

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. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic
5. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
6. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
7. Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
8. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
9. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Book

*Published Thursday, April 8, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 4, 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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