Bestselling books the week of 7/5/12, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
 2. Canada, by Richard Ford, Ecco
 3. Mission to Paris, by Alan Furst, Random House
 4. The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker, Random House
 5. A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's
 6. Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
 7. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, Harper
 8. In One Person, by John Irving, S&S
 9. Calico Joe, by John Grisham, Doubleday
 10. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 11. Sacré Bleu, by Christopher Moore, Morrow
 12. Istanbul Passage, by Joseph Kanon, Atria
 13. Home, by Toni Morrison, Knopf
 14. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
 15. Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead, Knopf

*Published Thursday, July 5, 2012 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 1, 2012). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit 


1. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Knopf
 2. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
 3. The Amateur, by Edward Klein, Regnery
 4. Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle
 5. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
 6. Barack Obama: The Story, by David Maraniss, S&S
 7. Imagine, by Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 8. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro, Knopf
 9. Drift, by Rachel Maddow, Crown
 10. Quiet, by Susan Cain, Crown
 11. Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 12. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
 13. Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic
 14. Yes, Chef: A Memoir, by Marcus Samuelsson, Random House
 15. American Grown, by Michelle Obama, Crown


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. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial
 5. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Vintage
 6. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Back Bay
 7. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Picador
 8. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Penguin
 9. Maine, by J.Courtney Sullivan, Vintage
 10. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
 11. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Penguin
 12. The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht, Random House
 13. The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje, Vintage
 14. The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, Berkley
 15. The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka, Anchor


1. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Broadway
 2. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
 3. I Remember Nothing, by Nora Ephron, Vintage
 4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
 5. Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams, Plume
 6. Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman
 7. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller, Penguin
 8. F in Exams, by Richard Benson, Chronicle
 9. The Eighty-Dollar Champion, by Elizabeth Letts, Ballantine
 10. I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephron, Vintage
 11. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
 12. Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard, Anchor
 13. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson, Vintage
 14. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Vintage
 15. The Greater Journey, by David McCullough, S&S


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 Litigators, by John Grisham, Dell
 6. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
 7. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
 8. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
 9. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine
 10. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet


1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
 2. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
 3. Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer, Emily Bestler Books
 4. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Knopf
 5. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
 6. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 7. Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
 8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
 9. Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore, Dial
 10. Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction, by One Direction, Harper
 11. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, Razorbill
 12. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys, Speak
 13. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling
 14. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, Quirk
 15. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White, Harper


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
 2. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce, Atheneum
 3. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
 4. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
 5. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
 6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
 7. Where's Waldo?, by Martin Handford, Candlewick
 8. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial
 9. Ladybug Girl and Bingo, by Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial
 10. The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?, by Mo Willems, Hyperion
 11. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
 12. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
 13. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper
 14. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
 15. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin


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. Divergent Series (hardcover and paperback), by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books
 4. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
 5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 6. Dork Diaries (hardcover), by Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin
 7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
 8. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott, Delacorte
 9. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
 10. The Maze Runner (hardcover and paperback), by James Dashner, Delacorte