Bestselling books the week of 2/24/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Knopf
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
3. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Viking
4. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
5. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
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. While Mortals Sleep, by Kurt Vonnegut, Delacorte
11. West of Here, by Jonathan Evison, Algonquin
12. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
13. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
14. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
15. Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland, Random House
22. The Secret Soldier, by Alex Berenson, Putnam
A new John Wells novel by the author of The Midnight House.

*Published Thursday, February 24, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 20, 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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