Indie Bestsellers: Independent Retailing-Focused Business Books [5]

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

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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