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

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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, June 20, 2010
Columbia, SC - June 24, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 20, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

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

  • Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction)
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily Griffin (fiction)
  • Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci (fiction)
  • The Spy by Clive Cussler (fiction)
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (fiction)
  • Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush (nonfiction)
  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler (nonfiction)
  • Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (nonfiction)
  • STARSOn Folly Beach by Karen White (paperback fiction)
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall (paperback nonfiction)
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction)
  • Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Von Hayek (paperback nonfiction)
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (paperback nonfiction)
  • My Horizontal Life by Chelsea handler (paperback nonfiction)
  • I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar by Sharon Eliza Nichols (paperback nonfiction)
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (paperback nonfiction)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (mass market)
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (mass market)
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton (children's illustrated)
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin (children's illustrated)
  • Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (children's interest)
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
2. The Help - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $27, 9780345504968
4. Lowcountry Summer
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961175
5. The Overton Window
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $26, 9781439184301
6. Spies of the Balkans
Alan Furst, Random House, $26, 9781400066032
7. Innocent
Scott Turow, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446562423
8. The Lion
Nelson DeMille, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446580830
9. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly, $24.95, 9780802119285
10. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385340588
11. Deliver Us From Evil
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446564083
12. Imperial Bedrooms
Bret Easton Ellis, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266101
13. The Spy
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399156434
14. Heart of the Matter
Emily Giffin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312554163
15. Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $25.95, 9780441018642

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061718946
2. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235
3. The Last Stand
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780670021727
4. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446556248
5. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
6. Spoken From the Heart
Laura Bush, Scribner, $30, 9781439155202
7. The Pacific
Hugh Ambrose, NAL, $26.95, 9780451230232
8. Operation Mincemeat
Ben Macintyre, Harmony, $25.99, 9780307453273
9. Women Food and God
Geneen Roth, Scribner, $24, 9781416543077
10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446552448
11. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
12. Hitch-22
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446540339
13. Delivering Happiness
Tony Hsieh, Business Plus, $23.99, 9780446563048
14. The Only Game in Town
David Remnick (Ed.), Random House, $30, 9781400068029
15. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
3. South of Broad - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
4. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
5. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
6. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
7. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
8. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Vintage, $15, 9781400030910
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
STARS12. On Folly Beach
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451229212
13. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
14. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Ballantine, $17, 9780345479730
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
4. Zeitoun - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
5. The Road to Serfdom
Friedrich A. Von Hayek, Univ. of Chicago Press, $17, 9780226320557
6. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
7. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
8. Manhood for Amateurs
Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061490194
9. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
10. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014
11. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $15, 9780143117469
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
13. My Horizontal Life
Chelsea Handler, Bloomsbury, $14.95, 9781582346182
14. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427
15. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172

 

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
8. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
9. Rain Gods
James Lee Burke, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781439128305
10. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441018512

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
2. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $14.95, 9780761158462
3. Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug
J.D. Lester, Hiroe Nakata (Illus.), Robin Corey Books, $7.99, 9780375858307
4. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. The Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316040501
7. City Dog, Country Frog
Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423103004
8. Perfect Piggies!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761159933
9. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
10. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink
Victoria Kann, HarperFestival, $3.99, 9780061927324

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316125581
2. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525423843
3. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
5. Scat - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375834875
6. 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
7. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
8. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
9. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
10. The Carrie Diaries
Candace Bushnell, Balzer & Bray, $18.99, 9780061728914

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
2. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
3. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
6. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
8. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687

 


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:

Stephan Martin, author of Cosmic Conversations at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/25/2010)

Alyson Noel, author of Dark Flame at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 25 2010)

John Wood, author of North Carolina Trivia: Weird, Wacky, and Wild at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (06/25/2010)

Minrose Gwin, author of The Queen of Palmyra at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/26/2010)

Suzset Parker, author of Shhh…No More Secrets at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 26 2010)

Marybeth Whalen, author of The Mailbox at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (06/26/2010)

Wendy Ellsworth, author of Beading - The Creative Spirit at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/26/2010)

Travis Morris, author of Untold Stories of Old Currituck Duck Clubs at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (June 26 2010)

Tim Downs, author of Wonders Never Cease at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (06/26/2010)

David Madden, author of Adbucted by Circumstance at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/26/2010)

Michael Malone, author of The Four Corners of the Sky at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (June 26 2010)

Darren Farrell, author of Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (June 26 2010)

Louis Rubin, author of Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (06/27/2010)

Bruce Lader, author of Landscapes of Longing at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (06/27/2010)

Cat Cora, author of Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 28 2010)

Lauren Rosenfeld James McMahon, author of Your To Be List at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/28/2010)

Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Lowcountry Summer at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 28 2010)

David Herlihy, author of The Lost Cyclist at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (06/28/2010)

Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Low Country Summer at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (06/29/2010)

Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 29 2010)

David Herlihy, author of The Lost Cyclist at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (June 29 2010)

Aaron Lubeck, author of Green Restorations: Sustainable Building adn Histo at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (06/30/2010)

Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 30 2010)

M.O. "Neal" Walsh, author of The Prospect of Magic at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/30/2010)

Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Devil Amongst the Lawyers at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 6 2010)

Warren Richey, author of Without a Paddle at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 7 2010)

Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Devil Amongst the Lawyers at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (07/07/10)

Warren Richey, author of Without a Paddle at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (July 8 2010)

Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Devil Amongst the Lawyers at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 9 2010)

McKendree Long, author of No Good Like It Is at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/10/2010)

H. A. Olsen, author of A Lone Palm Stands at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 10 2010)

Russell Blount, author of The Battle of New Hope Church at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 10 2010)
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