Bestselling Books the Week of 10/21/10, According to IndieBound* Series: 24. Secretariat, by William Nack, HyperionNack's Story of the Greatest Champion in Horse Racing History Is the Basis of the New Major Motion Picture #3 TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S3. the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage4. the Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage5. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner6. the Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial7. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press8. the Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper9. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Vintage10. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage11. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine13. the Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen, Picador14. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Picador15. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's GriffinON THE RI; 20. the Museum of Innocence, by Orhan Pamuk, VintageThe Acclaimed Novel by the Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature Is Now Available in Paperback #2 HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. at Home, by Bill Bryson, Doubleday2. the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book), by Jon Stewart, Grand Central3. Obama's Wars, by Bob Woodward, S&S4. the Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Bantam5. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books6. Washington, by Ron Chernow, Penguin Press7. the Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood, by Jane Leavy, Harper8. Aftershock, by Robert B. Reich, Knopf9. Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, by Condoleezza Rice, Crown Archetype10. the Wave, by Susan Casey, Doubleday11. Conversations with Myself, by Nelson Mandela, FSG12. Trickle Up Poverty, by Michael Savage, Morrow13. the Moral Landscape, by Sam Harris, Free Press14. Guinness World Records 2011, by Guinness15. the Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, Random HouseON THE RI; 23. Half Empty, by David Rakoff, DoubledayA Sardonic Collection of Essays by the Bestselling Author of Don't Get Too Comfortable #1 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG3. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre, Viking4. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton5. the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf6. the Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam7. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown8. the Reversal, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown9. American Assassin, by Vince Flynn, Atria10. Great House, by Nicole Krauss, Norton11. Nemesis, by Philip Roth, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt12. Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central13. by Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham, FSG14. Djibouti, by Elmore Leonard, Morrow15. to the End of the Land, by David Grossman, 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 House3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet4. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax6. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper7. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books9. Series Debut: The Maze Runner (hardcover and paperback), by James Dashner, DelacorteNew in Series: The Scorch Trials 10. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Margaret Peterson Haddix, et al., Scholastic

* Published Thursday, October 21, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 17, 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. Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, by Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray3. Zen Ghosts, by Jon J Muth, Scholastic4. It's a Book, by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook5. Olivia Goes to Venice, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum6. Scaredy-Cat, Splat!, by Rob Scotton, Harper7. I Love You, Little Pumpkin!, by Sandra Magsamen, LB Kids8. Art & Max, by David Wiesner, Clarion9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam10. Ghosts in the House!, by Kazuno Kohara, Square Fish11. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends12. Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin13. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper14. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin15. The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House, by Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain, Harper


1. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion2. …


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