Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For Feb. 17

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending Feb. 13.


1. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

15 weeks on list

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


2. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

2 weeks 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

20 weeks on list

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


4. Heaven Is for Real

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

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

5 weeks on list

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


5. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

35 weeks on list

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


6. Committed

A Love Story

By Elizabeth Gilbert

2 weeks on list

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


7. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

4 weeks on list

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


8. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

9 weeks on list

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


9. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

198 weeks on list

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


10. NurtureShock

New Thinking About Children

By Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman

5 weeks on list

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


11. Stones Into Schools

Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Greg Mortenson; Khaled Hosseini

16 weeks on list

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


12. Three Cups of Tea

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

By Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

211 weeks on list

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


13. Taking the Leap

Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

By Pema Chodron

6 weeks on list

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


14. The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right

By Atul Gawande

5 weeks on list

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


15. Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

1 week on list

Paperback, 352pp, $13.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011

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