Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For Feb. 10

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending February 6, 2011. Book descriptions are based on publishers' information.


1. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

14 weeks on list

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


2. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

1 week on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.95
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


3. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

19 weeks on list

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


4. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

8 weeks on list

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


5. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

34 weeks on list

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


6. Committed

A Love Story

By Elizabeth Gilbert

1 week on list

Paperback, 304pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


7. Heaven Is for Real

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

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

4 weeks on list

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


8. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

197 weeks on list

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


9. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

3 weeks on list

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


10. Unless It Moves the Human Heart

The Craft and Art of Writing

By Roger Rosenblatt

1 week on list

Paperback, 176pp, $13.99
Ecco
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2011


11. Three Cups of Tea

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

By Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

210 weeks on list

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


12. NurtureShock

New Thinking About Children

By Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman

4 weeks on list

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


13. The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right

By Atul Gawande

4 weeks on list

Paperback, 240pp, $15.00
Picador
Pub Date: Jan. 4, 2011


14. Where Men Win Glory

The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

By Jon Krakauer

26 weeks on list

Paperback, 480pp, $15.95
Anchor
Pub Date: Jul. 27, 2010


15. Stones Into Schools

Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Greg Mortenson; Khaled Hosseini

15 weeks on list

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

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