Bestselling Books the Week of 9/23/10, According to IndieBound* Series: 21. the End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, RodaleKessler's Examination of the Food Industry and the National Health Crisis Is Now Available in Paperback #3 TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S3. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage4. the Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage5. the Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial6. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner7. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Vintage8. the Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper9. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press10. the Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen, Picador11. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Picador12. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine14. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin15. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, AlgonquinON THE RI; 26. Homer & Langley, by E.L. Doctorow, Random HouseDoctorow's Fascinating Novel about the Lives of the Collyer Brothers, Hermits Found Dead in Their Fifth Avenue Brownstone in 1947 #2 HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. the Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Bantam2. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books3. A Journey, by Tony Blair, Knopf4. the Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean, by Susan Casey, Doubleday5. True Prep, by Lisa Birnbach, Chip Kidd, Knopf6. the Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House7. the Tiger, by John Vaillant, Knopf8. Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, by Stephen Breyer, Knopf9. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner10. Let's Take the Long Way Home, by Gail Caldwell, Random House11. Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama, by Bill O'Reilly, Morrow12. the Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton13. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner14. the Power, by Rhonda Byrne, Atria15. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf #1 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG2. the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf3. the Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam4. Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central5. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown6. Ape House, by Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau7. Zero History, by William Gibson, Putnam8. A Secret Kept, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's9. the Widower's Tale, by Julia Glass, Pantheon10. the Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House11. Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's12. Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf13. Three Stations, by Martin Cruz Smith, S&S14. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House15. C, by Tom McCarthy, Knopf

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What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random HouseNew in Series: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax5. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle8. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Margaret Peterson Haddix, et. al, Scholastic9. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper10. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

*Published Thursday, September 23, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 19, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper2. It's a Book, by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook3. Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown, Little Brown4. Heads, by Matthew Van Fleet, S&S5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam6. Zen Ghosts, by Jon J Muth, Scholastic7. How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade8. Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends9. My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Harper10. Art & Max, by David Wiesner, Clarion11. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman12. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden13. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion14. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper15. Bats at the Ballgame, by Brian Lies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf2. …


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