Bestselling books the week of 2/23/12, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James, Knopf
 2. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Knopf
 3. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Little Brown
 4. Kill Shot, by Vince Flynn, Atria
 5. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
 6. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories, by Nathan Englander
 7. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, FSG
 8. The Wolf Gift, by Anne Rice, Knopf
 9. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
 10. 11/22/63, by Stephen King, Scribner
 11. Raylan, by Elmore Leonard, Morrow
 12. The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson, Random House
 13. Believing the Lie, by Elizabeth George, Dutton
 14. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday
 15. Defending Jacob, by William Landay, Delacorte

 18. The House I Loved, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's
 A poignant story of one woman’s indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants.

*Published Thursday, February 23, 2012 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 19,  2012). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo, Random House
 2. Quiet, by Susan Cain, Crown
 3. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, S&S
 4. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
 5. All There Is, by Dave Isay, Penguin Press
 6. Bringing Up Bébé, by Pamela Druckerman, Penguin Press
 7. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Crown
 8. The End of Illness, by David B. Agus, M.D., Free Press
 9. American Sniper, by Chris Kyle, et al., Morrow
 10. Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 11. The Science of Yoga, by William J. Broad, Bobby Clennell (Illus.), S&S
 12. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, FSG
 13. Once Upon a Secret, by Mimi Alford, Random House
 14. Goodnight iPad, by Ann Droyd, Blue Rider
 15. Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic


1. The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht, Random House
 2. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, Berkley
 3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Berkley
 4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer, Mariner
 5. The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomons, Plume
 6. A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Anchor
 7. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Vintage
 8. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
 9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John le Carré, Penguin
 10. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Penguin
 11. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
 12. Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See, Random House
 13. The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt, Ecco Press
 14. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
 15. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House


1. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
 2. Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman
 3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
 4. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway
 5. Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House
 6. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson
 7. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, Harper
 8. The Social Animal, by David Brooks, Random House
 9. The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal, Picador
 10. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
 11. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
 12. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff, Back Bay
 13. F in Exams, by Richard Benson, Chronicle
 14. The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage
 15. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Vintage


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 2. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 3. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 4. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 5. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, by Merriam-Webster
 6. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
 7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
 8. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
 9. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
 10. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet


1. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
 2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, Scholastic
 3. Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos, FSG
 4. War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, Scholastic
 5. Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick, Scholastic
 6. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
 7. Listen to My Trumpet!, by Mo Willems, Hyperion
 8. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, Quirk
 10. The Hunger Games Tribute Guide, by Emily Seife, Scholastic
 11. Every Thing On It, by Shel Silverstein, Harper
 12. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling
 13. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, Razorbill
 14. Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer & Bray/Harper
 15. LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, by Hannah Dolan, DK Publishing


1. Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
 2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
 3. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
 4. Hug Time, by Patrick McDonnell, LB Kids
 5. The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
 6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
 7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
 8. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
 9. Llama Llama Nighty--Night, by Anna Dewdney, Viking
 10. Plant a Kiss, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Peter H. Reynolds (Illus.), Harper
 11. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
 12. Press Here, by Herve Tullet, Chronicle
 13. On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends
 14. Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer & Bray
 15. Bad Kitty for President, by Nick Bruel, Roaring Brook


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
 3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 4. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
 5. Inheritance Cycle (hardcover and paperback), by Christopher Paolini, Knopf
 6. The Adventures of Tintin (hardcover and paperback), by Hergé, Little Brown
 7. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
 8. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
 9. The Secret Series (hardcover and paperback), by Pseudonymous Bosch, Little Brown
 10. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin