Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For Jan. 27

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending January 23, 2011. Book descriptions are based on publishers' information.


1. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

12 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $16.00
Ecco
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


2. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

17 weeks on list

Paperback, 384pp, $16.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Oct. 5, 2010


3. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

6 weeks on list

Paperback, 448pp, $16.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Dec. 14, 2010


4. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

32 weeks on list

Paperback, 368pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Jun. 15, 2010


5. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

195 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Jan. 9, 2006


6. Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

By Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

208 weeks on list

Paperback, 368pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2007


7. The Book of Awakening

Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

By Mark Nepo

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 378pp, $18.95
Conari Press
Pub Date: May. 1, 2000


8. Stones Into Schools

Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Greg Mortenson; Khaled Hosseini

13 weeks on list

Paperback, 448pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Oct. 1, 2010


9. Taking the Leap

Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

By Pema Chodron

4 weeks on list

Paperback, 128pp, $14.00
Shambhala
Pub Date: Dec. 21, 2010


10. NurtureShock

New Thinking About Children

By Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $14.99
Twelve
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2011


11. Heaven Is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 163pp, $16.99
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


12. Eat, Pray, Love

One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By Elizabeth Gilbert

30 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Jun. 1, 2010


13. Food Rules

An Eater's Manual

By Michael Pollan

39 weeks on list

Paperback, 112pp, $11.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Dec. 29, 2009


14. The Other Wes Moore

One Name, Two Fates

By Wes Moore

1 week on list

Paperback, 272pp, $15.00
Spiegel & Grau
Pub Date: Jan. 11, 2011


15. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

1 week on list

Paperback, 242pp, $14.95
Sterling
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010

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