Bestselling books the week of 12/30/10, 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. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
5. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
6. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
7. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
8. Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam
9. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
10. Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King, Scribner
11. Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie, Random House
12. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré, Viking
13. Cross Fire, by James Patterson, Little Brown
14. Port Mortuary, by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam
15. Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci, Grand Central

* Published Thursday, December 30, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 26, 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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