Bestselling books the week of 8/26/10, 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. Three Stations, by Martin Cruz Smith, S&S
6. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
7. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House
8. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
9. The Postcard Killers, by James Patterson, Liza Marklund, Little Brown
10. The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone
11. I Curse the River of Time, by Per Petterson, Graywolf
12. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
13. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
14. The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise, by Julia Stuart, Doubleday
15. Crossfire, by Dick Francis, Felix Francis, Putnam
19. The Cobra, by Frederick Forsyth, Putnam

A great new political thriller by the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal.

1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
2. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
3. The Power, by Rhonda Byrne, Atria
4. Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach, Norton
5. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
6. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
7. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
8. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
9. Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg, Penguin Press
10. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
11. Let's Take the Long Way Home, by Gail Caldwell, Random House
12. Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
13. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
14. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
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. 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. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
9. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
10. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner
11. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
14. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
15. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
17. The Children's Book, by A.S. Byatt, Vintage
The latest novel by the bestselling author of Possession is available in paperback.

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

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. Nine Dragons, by Michael Connelly, Vision
6. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
7. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, Signet
8. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Signet
9. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Ballantine
10. Ford County: Stories, by John Grisham, Dell

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 Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
6. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
7. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
9. Scumble, by Ingrid Law, Dial
10. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
11. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
12. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
13. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
14. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia, by DK Publishing
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. How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
4. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
5. It's a Book, by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook
6. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
7. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
8. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, Harper
9. Pinkalicious: School Rules!, by Victoria Kann, Harper
10. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
11. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
12. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
13. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
14. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Slide and Find, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle, Priddy
15. Dog Loves Books, by Louise Yates, Knopf

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. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
7. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
8. Artemis Fowl (hardcover and paperback), by Eoin Colfer, Miramax
9. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic

*Published Thursday, August 26, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 22, 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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