Indie Bestsellers: Independent Retailing-Focused Business Books

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Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the 12-week period ending July 8, 2008.


Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Bill McKibben, Holt, $14, 9780805087222


Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
Stacy Mitchell, Beacon Press, $15, 9780807035016


The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition
Michael H. Shuman, Berrett-Koehler, $16.95, 9781576754665


Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
Bo Burlingham, Portfolio, $14.95, 9781591841494


The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking
Jay Walljasper, New Society, $19.95, 9780865715813


The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller
Betsy Burton, Gibbs Smith, $15.95, 9781423601241


Growing Local Value: How to Build Business Partnerships That Strengthen Your Community
Laury Hammel, Gun Denhart, Berrett-Koehler, $14.95, 9781576753712


How Wal-Mart Is Destroying America and the World: And What You Can Do About It
Bill Quinn, Ten Speed Press, $10.95, 9781580086684


Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
Michael H. Shuman, Routledge, $25.95, 9780415927680


Wal-Mart: The Bully of Bentonville: How the High Cost of Everyday Low Prices Is Hurting America
Anthony Bianco, Currency, $14.95, 9780385513579


Small Business in Paradise: Working for Yourself in a Place You Love
Michael Molinski, NOLO, $19.99, 9781413307436


The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community
Ray Oldenburg, Da Capo, $16.95, 9781569246818


Values-Driven Business: How to Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun
Ben Cohen, Mal Warwick, Berrett-Koehler, $14.95, 9781576753583


Rebel Bookseller: How to Improvise Your Own Indie Store and Beat Back the Chains
Andrew Laties, Vox Pop, $14.95, 9780975276341


The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community, and Place
John Abrams, Chelsea Green, $18, 9781933392196