Bestelling books the week of 8/19/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

Joanne Ciccarello – staff

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. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House
6. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
7. The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone
8. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
9. Faithful Place, by Tana French, Viking
10. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
11. The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise, by Julia Stuart, Doubleday
12. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
13. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
14. I Curse the River of Time, by Per Petterson, Graywolf
15. Fly Away Home, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria

1. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
2. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
3. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
4. Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach, Norton
5. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
6. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
7. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
8. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
9. Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg, Penguin Press
10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
11. Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship, by Gail Caldwell, Random House
12. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
13. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
14. Washington Rules, by Andrew Bacevich, Metropolitan
15. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., by Sam Wasson, Harper

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. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
8. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
9. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
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
17. Day After Night, by Anita Diamant, Scribner
This extraordinary novel by the author of The Red Tent is now available in paperback.

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Anchor
3. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
4. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper Perennial
5. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
6. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
7. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
9. The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel, Picador
10. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
11. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
12. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
13. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
14. Open: An Autobiography, by Andre Agassi, Vintage
15. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
21. Bright-Sided, by Barbara Ehrenreich, Picador
The latest by the bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed 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 Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, Signet
7. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Signet
8. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
9. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Ballantine
10. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet

1. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, by Dav Pilkey, Blue Sky
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. Beezus and Ramona, by Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illus.), Harper
4. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
5. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
6. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
9. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
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. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
12. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish
13. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
14. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
15. Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, Yearling

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade
3. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
5. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
6. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
9. Pinkalicious: School Rules!, by Victoria Kann, Harper
10. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
11. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
12. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, Harper
13. Dog Loves Books, by Louise Yates, Knopf
14. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
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. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Artemis Fowl (hardcover and paperback), by Eoin Colfer, Hyperion
8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
9. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic
10. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion

*Published Thursday, August 19, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 15, 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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