Bestselling books the week of 5/10/12, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Deadlocked, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
 2. Calico Joe, by John Grisham, Doubleday
 3. Sacré Bleu, by Christopher Moore, Morrow
 4. The Wind Through the Keyhole, by Stephen King, Scribner
 5. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
 6. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Knopf
 7. The Innocent, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
 8. The Beginner's Goodbye, by Anne Tyler, Knopf
 9. The Newlyweds, by Nell Freudenberger, Knopf
 10. The Shoemaker's Wife, by Adriana Trigiani, Harper
 11. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
 12. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 13. The Lifeboat, by Charlotte Rogan, Reagan Arthur Books
 14. Robert B. Parker's Lullaby, by Ace Atkins, Putnam Adult
 15. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday

*Published Thursday, May 10, 2012 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 6, 2012). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro, Knopf
 2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
 3. Drift, by Rachel Maddow, Crown
 4. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Knopf
 5. End This Depression Now!, by Paul Krugman, Norton
 6. Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama, by Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 7. Prague Winter, by Madeleine Albright, Harper
 8. Imagine, by Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 9. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
 10. The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, Random House
 11. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
 12. Quiet, by Susan Cain, Crown
 13. Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--From 9/11 to Abbottabad, by Peter L. Bergen, Crown
 14. The Presidents Club, by Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy, S&S
 15. My Cross to Bear, by Gregg Allman, Morrow

 18. When Women Were Birds, by Terry Tempest Williams, Angela Williams, FSG
 Williams's lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals.


1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, Vintage
 2. Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James, Vintage
 3. Fifty Shades Freed, by E.L. James, Vintage
 4. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Back Bay
 5. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Penguin
 6. The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht, Random House
 7. The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka, Anchor
 8. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
 9. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Vintage
 10. The Last Boyfriend, by Nora Roberts, Berkley
 11. The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson, Ecco Press
 12. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, Berkley
 13. The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman, Scribner
 14. The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø, Vintage
 15. The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomons, Plume

 17. Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward, Bloomsbury
 Ward's wrenching novel about the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty is the winner of the 2011 National Book Award for fiction.


1. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson, Broadway
 2. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
 3. Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman
 4. Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams, Plume
 5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
 6. The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal, Picador
 7. Moonwalking With Einstein, by Joshua Foer, Penguin
 8. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson
 9. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, Harper
 10. Then Again, by Diane Keaton, Random House
 11. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway
 12. Nothing Daunted, by Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner
 13. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Vintage
 14. F in Exams, by Richard Benson, Chronicle
 15. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson, Vintage

 17. Lost in Shangri-La, by Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper Perennial
 Zuckoff's fascinating account of an American transport plane's crash in the jungle of Dutch New Guinea in 1945.


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. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
 6. The Affair, by Lee Child, Dell
 7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
 8. Buried Prey, by John Sandford, Berkley
 9. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
 10. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, by Merriam-Webster


1. Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore, Dial
 2. Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
 3. Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
 4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
 5. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
 6. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Knopf
 7. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 8. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling
 9. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, Scholastic
 10. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White, Harper
 11. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
 12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, Quirk
 13. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys, Speak
 14. The Drowned Cities, by Paolo Bacigalupi, Little Brown
 15. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
 2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
 3. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?, by Mo Willems, Hyperion
 4. Ladybug Girl and Bingo, by Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial
 5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
 6. The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
 7. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper
 8. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
 9. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
 10. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
 11. Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
 12. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
 13. On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends
 14. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
 15. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly


1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
 2. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
 New in Series: The Serpent's Shadow (9781423140573)
 3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
 4. Divergent Series (hardcover and paperback), by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books
 New in Series: Insurgent (9780062024046)
 5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 6. The Mysterious Benedict Society (hardcover and paperback), by Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown
 7. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
 8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
 9. Big Nate (hardcover and paperback), by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
 New in Series: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (9780062086945)
 10. The Brotherband Chronicles (hardcover), by John Flanagan, Philomel
 New in Series: The Invaders (9780399256202)