Bestselling books the week of 7/29/10 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 Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
4. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
5. Faithful Place, by Tana French, Viking
6. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
7. Fly Away Home, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria
8. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
9. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
10. The Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke, S&S
11. Corduroy Mansions, by Alexander McCall Smith, Iain McIntosh (Illus.), Pantheon
12. Sizzling Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
13. Spies of the Balkans, by Alan Furst, Random House
14. Work Song, by Ivan Doig, Riverhead
15. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
21. A Dog's Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron, Forge
Cameron's wonderful novel is a dog's-eye look at human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend.

1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
2. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
3. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
4. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
5. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
6. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
7. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
9. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
10. The Obama Diaries, by Laura Ingraham, Threshold Editions
11. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
12. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
13. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre, Harmony
14. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
15. Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
17. The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean, Little Brown
A highly entertaining and informative history of the Periodic Table.

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 Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
8. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
9. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
10. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner
11. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
12. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Vintage
13. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
14. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper Perennial
4. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
5. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
6. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
7. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
8. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
9. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
10. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
11. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
12. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
13. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
14. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
15. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay

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. Nine Dragons, by Michael Connelly, Vision
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Signet
7. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
8. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
9. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet
10. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor

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

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

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

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