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