The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 8, 2012.

    1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
    Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736

    2. Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
    Mark Adams, Plume, $16, 9780452297982

    3. Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
    Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner, $15, 9781439176597

    4. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
    Bill Bryson, Broadway, $15.99, 9780767902526

    5. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
    Patricia Schultz, Workman, $19.95, 9780761156864

    6. Paris in Love: A Memoir
    Eloisa James, Random House, $26, 9781400069569

    7. Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
    Rosecrans Baldwin, FSG, $26, 9780374146689

    8. Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them
    Donovan Hohn, Penguin, $16, 9780143120506

    9. Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train
    Ina Caro, Norton, $17.95, 9780393343151

    10. A World of Curiosities: Surprising, Interesting, and Downright Unbelievable Facts From Every Nation on the Planet
    John Oldale, Plume, $16, 9780452297838

    11. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious — and Perplexing — City
    David Lebovitz, Broadway, $14, 9780767928892

    12. Running With the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
    Adharanand Finn, Ballantine, $26, 9780345528797

    13. Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography
    Bear Grylls, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062124197

    14. Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities
    Vahram Muratyan, Penguin, $20, 9780143120254

    15. Le Road Trip: A Traveler’s Journal of Love and France
    Vivian Swift, Bloomsbury, $24, 9781608195329

    16. Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, With Recipes
    Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789

    17. Bicycle Diaries
    David Byrne, Penguin, $16, 9780143117964

    18. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Robert M. Pirsig, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060589462

    19. Travels With Charley: In Search of America
    John Steinbeck, Penguin, $11, 9780140053203

    20. 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die
    Patricia Schultz, Workman, $19.95, 9780761163367

    21. A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful
    Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594487255

    22. On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park
    Annik LaFarge, Thames & Hudson, $29.95, 9780500290200

    23. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
    John Baxter, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061998546

    24. To a Mountain in Tibet
    Colin Thubron, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061768279

    25. Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light
    David Downie, Broadway, $15, 9780307886088