Bestselling books the week of 3/31/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
4. A Lesson in Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
5. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
6. Live Wire, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
7. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
8. Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
9. The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
11. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
12. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Viking
13. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Knopf
14. Minding Frankie, by Maeve Binchy, Knopf
15. When the Killing's Done, by T.C. Boyle, Viking
17. Drawing Conclusions, by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly
Leon's latest Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery is an April Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, March 31, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 27, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
2. The Social Animal, by David Brooks, Random House
3. Unfamiliar Fishes, by Sarah Vowell, Riverhead
4. Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House
5. Moonwalking With Einstein, by Joshua Foer, Penguin Press
6. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff, Little Brown
7. The Information, by James Gleick, Pantheon
8. Life, by Keith Richards, Little Brown
9. Townie, by Andre Dubus, III, Norton
10. Physics of the Future, by Michio Kaku, Doubleday
11. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua, Penguin Press
12. The Money Class, by Suze Orman, Spiegel & Grau
13. Love Wins, by Rob Bell, HarperOne
14. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Harper
15. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain, University of California Press
20. It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, by Dan Savage, Terry Miller (Eds.), Dutton
A collection of essays inspiring hope for LGBT youth facing harassment that reminds them that they are not alone.


1. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
3. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, Algonquin
4. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
5. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Berkley
6. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
7. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Anchor
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin
11. The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell, Vintage
12. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
13. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
14. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, Picador
15. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
18. Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
A breathtaking novel by the bestselling author of One True Thing.


1. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
3. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco Press
4. Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner
5. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, Harper
6. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
7. The King's Speech, by Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling
8. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
9. The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz, Broadway
10. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
11. Lunch in Paris, by Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay
12. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
13. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
14. Dead End Gene Pool, by Wendy Burden, Gotham
15. What to Expect When You're Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman
17. Every Day in Tuscany, by Frances Mayes, Broadway
Mayses' sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun.


1. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Caught, by Harlan Coben, Signet
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
5. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, Algonquin
6. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Spectra
7. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
8. This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George, Harper
9. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
10. The Shadow of Your Smile, by Mary Higgins Clark, Pocket


1. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore, Harper
4. Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. A World Without Heroes, by Brandon Mull, Aladdin
7. I Broke My Trunk!, by Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
9. Matched, by Ally Condie, Dutton
10. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys, Philomel
11. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
12. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Firebird
13. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick
14. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
15. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly, Square Fish


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
3. Silverlicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper
4. A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook
5. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
7. The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett, Putnam
8. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, by Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf
9. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
10. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
11. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
12. Little White Rabbit, by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow
13. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
14. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
15. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly


1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
New in Series: Summer of the Sea Serpent
3. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
New in Series: Scorpia Rising
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
8. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper Teen
9. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
10. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin