Bestselling books the week of 6/3/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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Seattle readers peruse stacks in a local bookstore.

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
3. 61 Hours, by Lee Child, Delacorte
4. Innocent, by Scott Turow, Grand Central
5. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende, Harper
6. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
7. Dead in the Family, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
8. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
9. The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
10. This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George, Harper
11. Storm Prey, by John Sandford, Putnam
12. Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
13. Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
14. Heart of the Matter, by Emily Giffin, St. Martin's
15. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
21. Blockade Billy, by Stephen King, Scribner

King's novella is the haunting story of "the greatest Major League baseball player to be erased from the game."

1. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
2. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve,
3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
5. Spoken From the Heart, by Laura Bush, Scribner
6. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre, Harmony
7. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
8. The Promise, by Jonathan Alter, S&S
9. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
11. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
12. Eaarth, by Bill McKibben, Times Books
13. Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Free Press
14. In the Green Kitchen, by Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter
15. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
19. Bike Snob, by BikesnobNYC, Christopher Koelle (Illus.), Chronicle
A funny look at the world of bikes and their riders.

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. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
7. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
8. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
10. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
11. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Anchor
12. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
14. The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters, Riverhead
15. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
19. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, Plume
Grossman's bestselling fantasy thriller is now available in paperback.

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
5. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
6. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
7. Manhood for Amateurs, by Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial
8. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
9. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
10. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
11. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers
12. The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Random House
13. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
14. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
15. The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Vintage
18. Idiot America, by Charles P. Pierce, Anchor
Pierce's hilarious look at the "glorification of ignorance" in the United States.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781439128305
6. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
7. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243687
8. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441018512
9. Medusa, by Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425235096
10. Borderline, by Nevada Barr, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425233788

1. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, by John Grisham, Dutton
2. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
5. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
6. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
7. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
8. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin,
9. The Cardturner, by Louis Sachar, Delacorte
10. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
11. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
12. The Carrie Diaries, by Candace Bushnell, Balzer & Bray
13. Instructions, by Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illus.), Harper
14. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, Speak
15. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
4. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
5. The Very Fairy Princess, by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton (Illus.), Little Brown
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Perfect Piggies!, by Sandra Boynton, Workman
9. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
10. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
11. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
12. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
13. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
14. The Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
15. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Linda Sue Park, et al., Scholastic
New in Series: Storm Warning
3. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel (hardcover and paperback), by Michael Scott, Delacorte
New in Series: The Necromancer
7. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
8. How to Train Your Dragon (paperback), by Cressida Cowell, Little Brown
9. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback). by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

* The Indie Bestseller List: published Thursday, June 3, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 30, 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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