Bestselling Books the Week of 10/28/10, According to IndieBound* Series: 21. When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins, Back BayCollins Recounts the Astounding Revolution in Women's Lives over the Past 50 Years #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. the Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper8. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press9. the Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury10. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Vintage11. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin14. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage15. the Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen, Picador #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. Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1, by Mark Twain, University of California Press4. the Last Boy, by Jane Leavy, Harper5. the Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Bantam6. the Wave, by Susan Casey, Doubleday7. Washington, by Ron Chernow, Penguin Press8. Obama's Wars, by Bob Woodward, S&S9. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books10. Extraordinary, Ordinary People, by Condoleezza Rice, Crown Archetype11. the Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House12. Aftershock, by Robert B. Reich, Knopf13. Trickle Up Poverty, by Michael Savage, Morrow14. Guinness World Records 2011, by Guinness15. the Moral Landscape, by Sam Harris, Free PressON THE RI; 26. Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier, FSGA Fascinating Russian Travelogue by the Bestselling Author of Great Plains #1 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG3. the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf4. Worth Dying for, by Lee Child, Delacorte5. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre, Viking6. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton7. in the Company of Others, by Jan Karon, Viking8. Great House, by Nicole Krauss, Norton9. the Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam10. the Reversal, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown11. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown12. American Assassin, by Vince Flynn, Atria13. by Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham, FSG14. Nemesis, by Philip Roth, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt15. Djibouti, by Elmore Leonard, Morrow

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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, Scholastic 2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House 3. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet 5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax 6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books 7. The Maze Runner (hardcover and paperback), by James Dashner, Delacorte 8. Series Debut: Big Nate (hardcover), by Lincoln Peirce, Harper New in Series: Big Nate Strikes Again 9. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Margaret Peterson Haddix, et al, Scholastic 10. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

*Published Thursday, October 28, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 24, 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. Zen Ghosts, by Jon J Muth, Scholastic4. I Love You, Little Pumpkin!, by Sandra Magsamen, LB Kids5. Knuffle Bunny Free, by Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray6. Olivia Goes to Venice, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum7. Scaredy- Cat, Splat!, by Rob Scotton, Harper8. Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin9. Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney, Viking10. Art & Max, by David Wiesner, Clarion11. The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House, by Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain, Harper12. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden13. Ghosts in the House!, by Kazuno Kohara, Square Fish14. Ollie's Halloween, by Olivier Dunrea, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam


1. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion2. The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion3. …


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