Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For July 7

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


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

17 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

25 weeks on list

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


3. Outliers

The Story of Success

By Malcolm Gladwell

4 weeks on list

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


4. Born to Run

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

By Christopher Mcdougall

14 weeks on list

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


5. 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

8 weeks on list

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


6. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

35 weeks on list

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


7. Unlikely Friendships

47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

By Jennifer S. Holland

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 210pp, $13.95
Workman Publishing
Pub Date: Jun. 1, 2011


8. Life

By Keith Richards; James Fox

9 weeks on list

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


9. 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

18 weeks on list

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


10. F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson

13 weeks on list

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


11. The Devil in the White City

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

By Erik Larson

196 weeks on list

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


12. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

40 weeks on list

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


13. The Wave

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

By Susan Casey

4 weeks on list

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


14. The Disappearing Spoon

And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Eleme

By Sam Kean

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 416pp, $14.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Jun. 1, 2011


15. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

211 weeks on list

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

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