Bestselling books the week of 8/11/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?


1. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
2. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
3. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
4. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
5. Portrait of a Spy, by Daniel Silva, Harper
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
7. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf
8. The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan, Knopf
9. Ghost Story, by Jim Butcher, Roc
10. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
11. Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante, Atlantic Monthly
12. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
13. Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson, Harper
14. Cold Vengeance- Debut, by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central
15. This Beautiful Life- Debut, by Helen Schulman, Harper

*Published Thursday, August 11, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 7, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic
2. A Stolen Life, by Jaycee Dugard, S&S
3. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Crown
4. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
5. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
6. The Greater Journey, by David McCullough, S&S
7. Nothing Daunted, by Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner
8. The Social Animal, by David Brooks, Random House
9. Lost in Shangri-La, by Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper
10. Absolute Monarchs, by John Julius Norwich, Random House
11. Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams, Dutton
12. Incognito, by David M. Eagleman, Pantheon
13. SEAL Team Six, by Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's
14. Area 51, by Annie Jacobsen, Little Brown
15. The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson, Riverhead
16. A World on Fire, by Amanda Foreman, Random House
The fascinating story of the American Civil War and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle.


1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Berkley
2. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Back Bay
3. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Anchor
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
7. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
9. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Vintage
10. Faithful Place, by Tana French, Penguin
11. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, Algonquin
12. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Berkley
13. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
14. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
15. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
2. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson
3. Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman
4. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
5. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
6. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Vintage
7. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
8. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson, Vintage
9. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, Harper
10. Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner
11. Life, by Keith Richards, Back Bay
12. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
13. Lucky Peach, Issue 1: Ramen- Debut, by Chris Ying (Ed.), McSweeney's
14. The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance - Debut, by Edmund de Waal, Picador
15. The Wave, by Susan Casey, Anchor


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
2. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
3. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
4. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
5. The Confession, by John Grisham, Dell
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
7. Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci, Vision
8. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet
9. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
10. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Signet


1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, Quirk
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, Razorbill
5. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life, by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown
6. LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, DK Publishing
7. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
9. Should I Share My Ice Cream?, by Mo Willems, Hyperion
10. Divergent, Veronica Roth, by Katherine Tegen Books
11. Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown
12. What Happened to Goodbye, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
13. The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, Knopf
14. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Speak
15. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action, by Judy Schachner, Dutton
3. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
4. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
5. A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Press Here, by Herve Tullet, Chronicle
9. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
10. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
11. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
12. Blueberries for Sal, by Rober McCloskey, Puffin
13. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
14. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), HarperCollins
15. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck, by Sandra Boynton, Little Simon


1. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
2. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. Magic Tree House, by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard, Harper Teen
5. The Ranger's Apprentice, by John Flanagan, Puffin
6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan, Miramax
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
8. Alex Rider Adventures, by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
9. The Kane Chronicles, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott, Delacorte