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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 30, 2011
Columbia, SC - February 6, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 30, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
3. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
4. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
5. The Inner Circle
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446577892
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
7. Tick Tock
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316037914
8. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books, $24.95, 9780399157226
9. The Sentry
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157073
10. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
11. The Red Garden
Alice Hoffman, Crown, $25, 9780307393876
12. Strategic Moves
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $25.95, 9780399157110
13. Shadowfever
Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte, $26, 9780385341677
14. Electric Barracuda
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $24.99, 9780061876899
15. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
Okra Pick!3. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
4. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
5. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202841
6. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
8. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
9. The 4-Hour Body
Timothy Ferriss, Crown, $27, 9780307463630
10. The Investment Answer
Gordon Murray, Daniel C. Goldie, Business Plus, $18, 9781455503308
11. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
12. The Hidden Reality
Brian Greene, Knopf, $29.95, 9780307265630
13. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
14. Wait for Me!
Deborah Mitford, FSG, $28, 9780374207687
15. Sexy Forever
Suzanne Somers, Crown Archetype, $25.99, 9780307588517

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
4. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
5. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
8. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $14, 9780743273565
9. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
10. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
12. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Penguin, $15, 9780143118572
13. The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $15, 9781416550556
14. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
15. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
2. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
3. The Book of Awakening
Mark Nepo, Conari, $18.95, 9781573241175
4. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
5. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
6. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
7. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
8. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316076203
9. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
10. The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2011
Allan Borushek, Family Health, $8.99, 9781930448339
11. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
12. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
13. Resilience
Elizabeth Edwards, Broadway, $15, 9780767931564
14. The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
15. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
7. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912
8. The First Rule
Robert Crais, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425238127
9. Once a Spy
Keith Thomson, Anchor, $7.99, 9780307473141
10. Cat of the Century
Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553591606

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
2. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
3. Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.99, 9780547131078
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
7. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399256004
8. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
9. The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800011
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

CHILDRENS INTEREST

1. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
2. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
3. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
4. Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316058438
5. Beautiful Oops!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
6. Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes
Pablo Cartaya, Martin Howard, Random House, $16.99, 9780375858918
7. This Book Is Not Good for You
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316040853
8. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Christopher Paul Curtis, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440414124
9. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
10. Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763644321

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
4. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
5. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505
8. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
9. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915

 


Meet Your Favorite Writers At Your Favorite Bookstores!

The following authors are appearing at independent bookstores around the South this week! See the full calendar at Authors 'Round the South:

Sarah Addison Allen, author of The Girl Who Chased The Moon at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/09/2011)

Nick Galifianakis, author of IF YOU LOVED ME, YOU'D THINK THIS WAS CUTE: UNCOMF at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 9 2011)

Cavanaugh Lee, author of Save As Draft at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (Feb 9 2011)

Pedie Wolfond, author of Find Your Heart at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Feb 9 2011)

Susan Jacoby, author of Never Say Die at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Feb 9 2011)

Alice Hoffman, author of THE RED GARDEN at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Feb 9 2011)

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Committed" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/09/2011)

Debbie Maugans, author of Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (02/09/2011)

Amy Bloom, author of WHERE THE GOD OF LOVE HANGS OUT at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Feb 9 2011)

Tom Scheve, author of THE AWAKENING OF SURRY COUNTY at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Feb 10 2011)

Lynne Katz, author of Child-Centered Practices for the Courtroom and Com at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Feb 10 2011)

Wayne Caldwell, author of "Requiem by Fire" at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/10/2011)

David Halperin, author of Journal of a UFO Investigator at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Feb 10 2011)

Lynetta Jordan, author of Love without the Drama at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (Feb 10 2011)

Susan Jacoby, author of NEVER SAY DIE at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Feb 10 2011)

Alice Hoffman, author of THE RED GARDEN at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 10 2011)

Brad Richard, author of Motion Studies at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Feb 10 2011)

Sebastian Matthews, author of New Hope for the Dead at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/11/2011)

Brian Castleforte, author of PAPERTOY MONSTERS at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Feb 11 2011)

Chris J. Hartley, author of Stoneman's Raid 1865 at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (2/11/11)

STARSAnn Ipock, author of "Life is Short, I Wish I Was Taller" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/11/2011)

Alice Hoffman, author of THE RED GARDEN at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Feb 11 2011)

John Bemelmans, author of Madeline at the White House at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Feb 12 2011)

Lynn Coffey, author of Backroads – The Road to Chicken Holler at Bookworks in Staunton, VA  (Feb 12 2011)

Ted Brogden, author of Jigsaw at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (Feb 12 2011)

Dr. Lonnie Williams, author of Rememberances in Black at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Feb 12 2011)

David Halpern, author of Journal of a UFO Investigator at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Feb 12 2011)

Dianne de Las Casas, author of THERE'S A DRAGON IN THE LIBRARY at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Feb 12 2011)

Clare Adkin, author of Quiet Guilt at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (Feb 12 2011)

Katie McKee, author of AMERICAN CINEMA AND THE SOUTHERN IMAGERY at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Feb 12 2011)

Alice Hoffman, author of The Red Garden at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Feb 12 2011)

Stephen Scott, author of Katie & the Kudzu King at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/12/2011)

John Bemelmans Marciano, author of MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 12 2011)

STARSMiriam Herin, author of Absolution at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (2/12/2011)

STARSHeather Newton, author of UNDER THE MERCY TREES at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 13 2011)

Sean Connolly, author of THE BOOK OF POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC SCIENCE: 50 E at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 14 2011)

Tamek Brown, author of AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS' DAY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 15 2011)

Ron Rash, author of Burning Bright at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/15/2011)

MIchael Oher, author of I Beat The Odds at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Feb 15 2011)

Isabel Wilkerson, author of THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: THE EPIC STORY OF AMERIC at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Feb 16 2011)

Diane Collins, author of Do You Quantum Think? at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Feb 16 2011)