Bestselling books the week of 12/16/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
3. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
4. Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam
5. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
7. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
8. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
9. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
10. Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie, Random House
11. Rescue, by Anita Shreve, Little Brown
12. Port Mortuary, by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam
13. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré, Viking
14. Great House, by Nicole Krauss, Norton
15. Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King, Scribner

*Published Thursday, December 16, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 12, 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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