Bestselling books the week of 8/5/10 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. Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
4. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
5. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
6. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
7. Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House
8. Faithful Place, by Tana French, Viking
9. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
10. Fly Away Home, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria
11. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
12. The Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke
13. Corduroy Mansions, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
14. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
15. Work Song, by Ivan Doig, Riverhead

1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
2. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
3. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
4. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
5. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
6. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
7. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
8. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
11. Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, by Paul Greenberg, Penguin Press
12. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
13. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
14. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, by Sam Wasson, Harper
15. The Obama Diaries, by Laura Ingraham, Threshold Editions
22. Hamlet's BlackBerry, by William Powers, Jr., Harper
Original and entertaining, this book will challenge you to rethink your digital life.

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. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial
6. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
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. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
11. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner
12. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
14. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
15. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Vintage

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
4. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer, Anchor
5. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper Perennial
6. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
7. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
9. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
10. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
11. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
12. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
13. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
14. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
15. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
20. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Harper Perennial
The powerful and fascinating look at Kamkwamba's work with wind energy 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. 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. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet
9. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
10. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Ballantine

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
5. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, by John Grisham, Dutton
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. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
9. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
10. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
11. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
12. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia, by DK Publishing, DK Publishing
13. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
14. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish
15. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin

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

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

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