Bestselling books the week of Feb. 3, 2011, 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. Tick Tock, by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown
7. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
8. The Sentry, by Robert Crais, Putnam
9. Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland, Random House
10. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
11. The Red Garden, by Alice Hoffman, Crown
12. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
13. While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction, by Kurt Vonnegut, Delacorte
14. The Inner Circle, by Brad Meltzer, Grand Central
15. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Knopf
16. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books
Eleanor Brown's delightful debut novel is a February Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, February 3, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 30, 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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