Bestselling books the week of 2/17/11, 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. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Knopf
3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
4. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
5. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Viking
6. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
8. A Red Herring Without Mustard, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte
9. Tick Tock, by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown
10. The Red Garden, by Alice Hoffman, Crown
11. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
12. While Mortals Sleep, by Kurt Vonnegut, Delacorte
13. West of Here, by Jonathan Evison, Algonquin
14. The Sentry, by Robert Crais, Putnam
15. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
18. I Think I Love You, by Allison Pearson, Knopf
Pearson's latest novel is funny, moving, and full of observations about the awakenings of both youth and middle age.

*Published Thursday, February 17, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 13, 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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