Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For April 14

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 10.


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

13 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

5 weeks on list

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


3. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

23 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

2 weeks 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

28 weeks on list

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


6. The Happiness Project

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

By Gretchen Rubin

6 weeks on list

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


7. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

10 weeks on list

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


8. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

43 weeks on list

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


9. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

12 weeks on list

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


10. Operation Mincemeat

How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

By Ben Macintyre

1 week on list

Paperback, 432pp, $15.00
Broadway
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


11. F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson

1 week on list

Paperback, 128pp, $9.95
Chronicle Books
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


12. The Sweet Life in Paris

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

By David Lebovitz

6 weeks on list

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


13. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

206 weeks on list

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


14. Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

9 weeks on list

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


15. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

17 weeks on list

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

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