Bestselling books the week of 1/13/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
4. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
5. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
6. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
7. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
8. Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam
9. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
10. The Lake of Dreams, by Kim Edwards, Viking
11. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Knopf
12. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
13. Damage, by John Lescroart, Dutton
14. What the Night Knows, by Dean Koontz, Bantam
15. Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon, McPherson
20. The Empty Family
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $24, 9781439138328
A captivating collection of stories by the author of Brooklyn.

* Published Thursday, January 13, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 9, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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