Bestselling books the week of 4/29/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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Browsing at New York's Strand Bookstore

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
3. This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George, Harper
4. Deliver Us from Evil, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
5. Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
6. Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
7. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
8. Solar, by Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese
9. Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel, Spiegel & Grau
10. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
11. Anthill, by E.O. Wilson, Norton
12. House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
13. Bite Me, by Christopher Moore, Morrow
14. The Lake Shore Limited, by Sue Miller, Knopf
15. The Mapping of Love and Death, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
16. A Question of Belief, by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly
A new Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery by the bestselling author of About Face

1. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
2. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
3. Earth, by Bill McKibben, Times Books
4. The Bridge, by David Remnick, Knopf
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
6. Oprah, by Kitty Kelley, Crown
7. 13 Bankers, by Simon Johnson, James Kwak, Pantheon
8. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
9. In the Green Kitchen, by Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter
10. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
11. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
12. This Time Together, by Carol Burnett, Harmony
13. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
14. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
15. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, by Sarah Silverman, Harper
20. Mom, by Dave Isay (Ed.), Penguin Press
A celebration of mothers from Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorp

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. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
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. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
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

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 Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
5. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham
6. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
7. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
8. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
9. For You Mom, Finally, by Ruth Reichl, Penguin
10. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers
11. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
12. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
13. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
14. The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Vintage
15. Lords of Finance, by Liaquat Ahamed, Penguin

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
4. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell
5. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
6. Borderline, by Nevada Barr, Berkley
7. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
8. Fatally Flaky, by Diane Mott Davidson, Avon
9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
10. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central

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. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
5. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
6. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, Speak
7. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
8. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
9. The Earth Book, by Todd Parr, Little Brown
10. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
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. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, Tor
13. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
14. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
15. Masterpiece, by Elise Broach, Kelly Murphy (Illus.), Square Fish

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
3. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
5. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
6. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin
9. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
10. My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow
11. The Lorax, by Dr.Seuss, Random House
12. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt

13. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
14. The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, Harper
15. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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 Gordon Korman, et al., Scholastic
5. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
6. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
7. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown,
8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
9. How to Train Your Dragon (paperback), by Cressida Cowell, Little Brown
10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Book

*Published Thursday, April 29, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 25, 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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