Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For April 7

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 3, 2011.


1. Heaven Is for Real

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

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

12 weeks on list

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


2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

4 weeks on list

Paperback, 400pp, $16.00
Broadway
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


3. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

22 weeks on list

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


4. Born to Run

A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

By Christopher Mcdougall

1 week on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Mar. 29, 2011


5. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

27 weeks on list

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


6. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

9 weeks on list

Paperback, 291pp, $15.95
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


7. The Happiness Project

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and

By Gretchen Rubin

5 weeks on list

Paperback, 336pp, $14.99
Harper Paperbacks
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


8. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

11 weeks on list

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


9. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

42 weeks on list

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


10. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

16 weeks on list

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


11. The Sweet Life in Paris

Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

By David Lebovitz

5 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $14.00
Broadway
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


12. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

205 weeks on list

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


13. Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

8 weeks on list

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


14. The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

By Don Miguel Ruiz

Paperback, 138pp, $12.95
Amber-Allen Publishing
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 1997


15. Three Cups of Tea

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

By Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

215 weeks on list

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

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