Bestselling books the week of 9/2/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

Joe Mabel

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. Three Stations, by Martin Cruz Smith, S&S
5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
6. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House
7. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
8. The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone
9. The Postcard Killers, by James Patterson, Liza Marklund, Little Brown
10. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
11. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
12. I Curse the River of Time, by Per Petterson, Graywolf
13. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
14. The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise, by Julia Stuart, Doubleday
15. Faithful Place, by Tana French, Viking
17. I'd Know You Anywhere, by Laura Lippman, Morrow
Lippman's riveting new novel of suspense is a September Indie Next List Great Read.

1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
2. Let's Take the Long Way Home, by Gail Caldwell, Random House
3. The Power, by Rhonda Byrne, Atria
4. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
5. Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach, Norton
6. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
7. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
8. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
9. Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg, Penguin Press
10. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
11. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
12. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., by Sam Wasson, Harper
13. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
14. The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, by Eliza Griswold, FSG
15. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
17. The Murder Room, by Michael Capuzzo, Gotham
A team of the world's finest forensic investigators look at famous cold cases.

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. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Vintage
10. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
12. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
13. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
14. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner
15. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
3. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Anchor
4. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
5. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
6. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper Perennial
7. The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel, Picador
8. Open, by Andre Agassi, Vintage
9. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
10. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
12. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
13. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
14. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
15. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011, by Old Farmer's Almanac

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. Ford County: Stories, by John Grisham, Dell
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, Signet
7. True Blue- Debut, by David Baldacci, Vision
8. Nine Dragons, by Michael Connelly, Vision
9. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
10. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, 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. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. Scumble, by Ingrid Law, Dial
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. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
10. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, Delacorte
11. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
12. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia, by DK Publishing
13. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
14. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
15. Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, Aladdin

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. It's a Book, by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook
3. How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
5. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
6. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
9. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, Harper
10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
11. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
12. Heads, by Matthew Van Fleet, S&S
13. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
14. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
15. Pinkalicious: School Rules!, by Victoria Kann, Harper

1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
New in Series: Mockingjay
2. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
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. 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 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic
9. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Artemis Fowl (hardcover and paperback), by Eoin Colfer, Miramax

*Published Thursday, September 2, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 29, 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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