Southern Indie BestsellersThe Indie Bestseller List is the freshest around: It's produced just two days after the end of the sales-week, and it is the most current snapshot of what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide. The Southern Independent Bestseller List focuses on sales at independent bookstores in the South.
 
The extensive participation of Southern Independent stores reporting to the Indie List ensures that it is an accurate reflection of what titles independent booksellers are recommending – and what books their customers are buying. 

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

See which books are Special to the Southern List!

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 24, 2010
Columbia, SC -January 28 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 24, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick

Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316065788
4. Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307272409
5. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
6. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525951452
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
8. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
9. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021390
10. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
11. Kisser
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399156113
12. Bloodroot
Amy Greene, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269867
13. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
14. The First Rule
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156137
15. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

 

1. Game Change
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper, $27.99, 9780061733635
2. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
3. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
4. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
8. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $27, 9780066211312
9. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
10. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper, $25.99, 9780061583254
11. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
12. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
13. What Difference Do It Make?
Ron Hall, et al., Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849920196
14. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
15. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
3. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
5. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
7. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
8. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
10. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
11. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

12. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343497
13. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
15. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $15, 9780307454706

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
2. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder, Random House, $15.95, 9780812973013
8. Nightlight
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
9. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
10. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
11. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
13. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
14. Younger Next Year
Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge M.D., Workman, $12.95, 9780761147732
15. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316346627

 

MASS MARKET 

 

1. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
4. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
5. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
8. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
9. Black Ops
W.E.B. Griffin, Jove, $9.99, 9780515147391
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316013567
2. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Bubble Trouble
Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar (Illus.), Clarion, $16, 9780547074214
5. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Wiggle! March!
Kaaren Pixton, Workman, $4.95, 9780761156987
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
10. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $12.99, 9781423121718
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414125
5. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316013697
7. Flush
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375841859
8. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
9. Fallen
Lauren Kate, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385738934
10. Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763644321

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House #43)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856501
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
3. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
6. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
7. Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252051
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
10. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386



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:

Steve Berry, author of "The Paris Vendetta" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/29/2010)

Charlie Burnette, author of Manipulation By Degree at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 29 2010)

David Poyer, author of The Crisis at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (January 29 2010)

Fred Pickler, author of Life & Times of the Fort Fisher Hermit at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (January 29 2010)

starsBatt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 30 2010)

Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh, author of 237 More Reasons to Have Sex at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 30 2010)

Miracle on the Hudson Survivors, author of Brace For Impact at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 30 2010)

Toby Talbot, author of The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Lif at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 30 2010)

P. D. LeFleur, author of Disturbing the Peace at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (January 30 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator A-Go-Go at Book Bank USA in Largo, FL  (January 30 2010)

MIke Diebold, author of THE ANOINTED SERVANTS, Teaching Priests in the Arc at A Reader's Corner Bookstore in Louisville, KY  (January 30 2010)

Art Adkins, author of The Oasis Project at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 31 2010)

Lissette Bustamante, author of Raul Castro, a la sombra de Fidel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 31 2010)

Malcolm Jones, author of Little Boy Blue at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 1 2010)

Steve Forman, author of Boca Mournings at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 2 2010)

Margaet Edds, author of Finding Sara at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 2 2010)

Andrea & Brian Pinkney, author of SIT-IN: HOW FOUR FRIENDS STOOD UP BY SITTING DOWN at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (February 2 2010)

Malcolm Jones, author of Little Boy Blue at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (February 4 2010)

Hannah Tinti, author of "The Good Thief" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/05/2010)

Kay Hooper, author of Blood Dreams at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (February 5 2010)

Quinton Thomas, author of Half Them Lies Is True at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (February 5 2010)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Urban Think! Bookstore in Orlando, FL  (February 5 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator a Go Go at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (02/06/10)

Christine Lynxwiler, author of Cowgirl at Heart at Words in Hardy, AR  (02/06/2010)

Sherryl Lynn Chavarria, author of Little Miss Sassy at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (February 6 2010)

Bruce Bytnar, author of A Park Ranger’s Life: Thirty-Two Years Protecting at Bookworks in Staunton, VA  (February 6 2010)

Trenton Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (February 7 2010)

Hannah and Kevin Salwen, author of The Power of Half at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (February 8 2010)

Amy Bloom, author of Where the God of Love Hangs Out at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (February 8 2010)

Kristin Swenson, author of Bible Babel- Everything You Never Knew About the W at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 8 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator a Go Go at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 10 2010)

Rodney Freidank, author of Soby's New South Cuisine at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/10/2010)

Lauren Conrad, author of Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 10 2010)

Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 11 2010)

Rick Simmons, author of "Defending the South Carolina Coast" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/12/2010)

Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (February 12 2010)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 12 2010)

DeVa Gantt, author of Forever Waiting at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (February 12 2010)
_______________________________________________________________________