Bestselling books the week of 7/15/10 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. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
5. Sizzling Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
6. Spies of the Balkans, by Alan Furst, Random House
7. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
8. The Lion, by Nelson DeMille, Grand Central
9. The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions
10. Private, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
11. Work Song, by Ivan Doig, Riverhead
12. Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross, Knopf
13. The Search, by Nora Roberts, Putnam
14. Innocent, by Scott Turow, Grand Central
15. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
20. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
The wonderful new novel by the author of Intuition is a July Indie Next List Great Read.

1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
2. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
5. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
6. Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
7. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
9. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
11. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
12. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
13. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre, Harmony
14. Spoken From the Heart, by Laura Bush, Scribner
15. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
17. Pearl Buck in China, by Hilary Spurling, S&S
A biography of Nobel Prize winner Pearl Buck, whose novels captured ordinary life in China.

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. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
7. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
8. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner
9. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
10. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
11. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Vintage
12. Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving, Ballantine
13. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
15. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
24. This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper, Plume
Tropper's funny and moving novel about a family reunited for a funeral is now available in paperback.

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
3. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
4. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper Perennial
5. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
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. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
10. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
11. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
12. Manhood for Amateurs, by Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
14. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
15. The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Random House

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. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. The Defector- Debut, by Daniel Silva, Signet
7. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
8. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet
9. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Ballantine
10. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, by John Grisham, Dutton
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
9. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
10. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
11. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
12. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
13. Zombiekins, by Kevin Bolger, Aaron Blecha (Illus.), Razorbill
14. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
15. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
3. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
4. The Very Fairy Princess, by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Little Brown
5. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
7. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
8. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
9. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
10. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
11. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, Harper
12. Pinkalicious: School Rules!, by Victoria Kann, Harper
13. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin
14. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
15. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin

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

*Published Thursday, July 15, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 11, 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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