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October 6, 2010

IndieBound Bestseller Regional Roundup

Posted by Anonymous

'Tis the fall, the FALL OF GIANTS by Ken Follett that is as the author returns with a project every bit as epic, ambitious and large (literally and figuratively) as his beloved bestseller THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH. FALL OF GIANTS, the first book in Follett's planned Century trilogy hit shelves this week, but wasn't the universal No. 1 you might assume.

Follett duked it our with cynical funnyman David Sedaris's SQUIRREL MEETS CHIPMUNK for the top spot, as well as FREEDOM, THE HELP and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. FALL OF GIANTS debuted as high as No. 1 and as low as No. 4 with the aforementioned titles comprising the top four in some way, shape or form.

Emma Donoghue's ROOM holds steady in the middle of the list as does Sara Gruen's APE HOUSE, her much-awaited follow-up to WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Be on the lookout for Tom Franklin's CROOKED LETTER CROOKED LETTER, an Indie favorite, to gather some steam and sneak up on the big names.


Here are the eight regional IndieBound bestseller lists:

New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
The Heartland Independent Bestseller List (GLIBA and MBA combined)
Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA)
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)