Bestselling books the week of 1/27/11, 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. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
3. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
4. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
6. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
7. The Sentry, by Robert Crais, Putnam
8. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
9. Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland, Random House
10. The Empty Family: Stories, by Colm Toibin, Scribner
11. Shadowfever, by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte
12. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
13. The Lake of Dreams, by Kim Edwards, Viking
14. The Inner Circle, by Brad Meltzer, Grand Central
15. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Knopf
17. Three Seconds, by Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom, Silveroak
This novel of suspense is the winner of the 2009 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' award.

*Published Thursday, January 27, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 23, 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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