Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For April 28

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 24.


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

7 weeks on list

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


2. Heaven Is for Real

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

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

15 weeks on list

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


3. Born to Run

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

By Christopher Mcdougall

4 weeks on list

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


4. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

25 weeks on list

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


5. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

30 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

By Gretchen Rubin

8 weeks on list

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


7. F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson

3 weeks on list

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


8. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

12 weeks on list

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


9. Operation Mincemeat

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

By Ben Macintyre

3 weeks on list

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


10. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

45 weeks on list

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


11. Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

11 weeks on list

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


12. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

208 weeks on list

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


13. The Sweet Life in Paris

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

By David Lebovitz

8 weeks on list

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


14. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

13 weeks on list

Paperback, 256pp, $14.95
Sterling
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


15. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

18 weeks on list

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

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