What's selling best in independent bookstores this week

PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Shack, by William P. Young, Windblown
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, Riverhead
3. Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan, Ballantine
4. Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson, Picador
5. Run, by Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial
6. Bridge of Sighs, by Richard Russo, Vintage
7. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, Algonquin
8. In the Woods, by Tana French, Penguin
9. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
10. The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold, Back Bay

ON THE RISE:
Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon, Del Rey

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PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
2. Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks, Vintage
3. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
4. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial
5. The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman, Norton
6. A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle, Plume
7. The Nine, by Jeffrey Toobin, Anchor
8. Dreams From My Father, by Barack Obama, Three Rivers
9. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
10. The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, Three Rivers

ON THE RISE:
A Little History of the World, by E.H. Gombrich, Yale University Press

* IndieBound’s Indie Bestseller list is based on sales reported in nearly 500 independent bookstores across the United States during the week ended Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.

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