Chicago Independent Bookstores: The Bestsellers

  • April 15, 2010
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Hardcover Fiction

1. The Last time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
2. Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott
3. Solar by Ian McEwan
4. The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine
5. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
2. The Bridge by David Remnick
3. This Is Not the Story You Think It Is by Laura Munson
4. Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
5. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler

Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
3. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
4. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
5. The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran

Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Girls from Ames by Jeff Zaslow
2. The Lost City of Z by David Grann
3. Food Rules by Michael Pollan
4. You’re a Horrible Person, but I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice by the Believer
5. The Value of Nothing by Rajeev Patel


1. Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
2. Wimpy Kid Movie by Jeff Kinney
3. Wimpy Kid Diary by Jeff Kinney
4. Is It Night or Day by Fern Schumer Chapman
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Reporting bookstores: Anderson’s, Naperville and Downers Grove; Read Between the Lynes, Woodstock; the Book Table, Oak Park; the Book Cellar, Lincoln Square; Lake Forest Books, Lake Forest; the Bookstall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka; and 57th St. Books; Seminary Co-op; Women and Children First, Chicago.

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