Bestselling books the week of 6/24/10 according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
3. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
4. Spies of the Balkans, by Alan Furst, Random House
5. The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions
6. Innocent, by Scott Turow, Grand Central
7. The Lion, by Nelson DeMille, Grand Central
8. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
9. 61 Hours, by Lee Child, Delacorte
10. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
11. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
12. Imperial Bedrooms, by Bret Easton Ellis, Knopf
13. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende, Harper
14. Blockade Billy, by Stephen King, Scribner
15. The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
19. Lowcountry Summer, by Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow
Frank's sequel to her bestseller Plantation.

1. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
2. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
5. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
6. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
7. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre, Harmony
8. Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
9. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
11. The Promise, by Jonathan Alter, S&S
12. Seaworthy, by Linda Greenlaw, Viking
13. The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose, NAL
14. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
15. The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting From the New Yorker, by David Remnick (Ed.), Random House
17. Heroes for My Son, by Brad Meltzer, Harper
Melzer's list of fifty-two people whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son.

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. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
6. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Vintage
7. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
9. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
10. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
11. Last Night in Twisted River- Debut, by John Irving, Ballantine
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
13. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
14. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
15. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
27. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
A moving love story by the author of The Understudy.

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. Manhood for Amateurs, by Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial
4. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
5. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
6. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
7. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
8. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
9. Home Game, by Michael Lewis, Norton
10. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
11. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
12. Geek Dad, by Ken Denmead, Gotham
13. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
14. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
15. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
25. My Booky Wook, by Russell Brand, It Books
The irreverent memoir by the popular British comedian and actor is now available in paperback.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
4. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
5. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, Berkley
6. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
7. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Pocket Star
8. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Ballantine
9. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
10. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, by John Grisham, Dutton
3. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
6. Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic
7. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
8. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
9. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
10. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
11. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
12. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
13. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
14. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
15. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, Speak

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
3. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
4. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
5. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
6. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, HarperFestival
7. The Daddy Book, by Todd Parr, Megan Tingley Books
8. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
10. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
11. The Very Fairy Princess, by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton (Illus.), Little Brown
12. Perfect Piggies!, by Sandra Boynton, Workman
13. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
14. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
15. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Linda Sue Park, et al., Scholastic
6. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
7. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper
8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
9. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
10. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

*Published Thursday, June 24, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, June 20, 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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