Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For June 16

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending June 12.


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

14 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

22 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

11 weeks on list

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


4. Outliers

The Story of Success

By Malcolm Gladwell

1 week on list

Paperback, 336pp, $16.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Jun. 7, 2011


5. F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson

10 weeks on list

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


6. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

32 weeks on list

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


7. Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

By S. C. Gwynne

5 weeks on list

Paperback, 384pp, $16.00
Scribner
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


8. Life

By Keith Richards; James Fox

6 weeks on list

Paperback, 576pp, $16.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


9. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

37 weeks on list

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


10. 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

15 weeks on list

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


11. The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

By Erik Larson

194 weeks on list

Paperback, 464pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Feb. 10, 2004


12. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

51 weeks on list

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


13. WAR

By Sebastian Junger

4 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.99
Twelve
Pub Date: May. 17, 2011


14. Four Fish

The Future of the Last Wild Food

By Paul Greenberg

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: May. 31, 2011


15. The Wave

In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean

By Susan Casey

1 week on list

Paperback, 432pp, $15.95
Anchor
Pub Date: May. 31, 2011

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