Bestselling books the week of 10/25/12, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America.


1. The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling, Little Brown
 2. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
 3. The Twelve, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
 4. Winter of the World, by Ken Follett, Dutton
 5. This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Díaz, Riverhead
 6. The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
 7. The Panther, by Nelson DeMille, Grand Central
 8. Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon, Harper
 9. A Thousand Mornings, by Mary Oliver, Penguin Press
 10. The Bone Bed, by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam Adult
 11. Phantom, by Jo Nesbø, Knopf
 12. Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
 13. The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton, Atria
 14. Live By Night, by Dennis Lehane, Morrow
 15. In Sunlight and in Shadow, by Mark Helprin, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

*Published Thursday, October 25, 2012 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 21,  2012). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Killing Kennedy, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 2. America Again, by Stephen Colbert, Grand Central
 3. No Easy Day, by Mark Owen, Dutton
 4. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Knopf
 5. Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young, Blue Rider
 6. The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe, Knopf
 7. Who I Am, by Pete Townshend, Harper
 8. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 9. Joseph Anton, by Salman Rushdie, Random House
 10. How Music Works, by David Byrne, McSweeney's
 11. How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 12. Mortality, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
 13. Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 14. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't, by Nate Silver, Penguin Press
 15. I Could Pee on This, by Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle

 18. Jerusalem: A Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, Ten Speed Press
 A collection of recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the bestselling author of Plenty.


1. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell, Random House
 2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, Vintage
 3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books
 4. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Vintage
 5. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Picador
 6. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, Picador
 7. Fifty Shades Freed, by E.L. James, Vintage
 8. Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James, Vintage
 9. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, Anchor
 10. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial
 11. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Penguin
 12. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
 13. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Back Bay
 14. The Best American Short Stories 2012, by Tom Perrotta, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner
 15. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Penguin


1. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Broadway
 2. The Swerve, by Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton
 3. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
 4. Catherine the Great, by Robert K. Massie, Random House
 5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers
 6. How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran, Harper Perennial
 7. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013, by Old Farmer's Almanac
 8. To Heaven and Back, by Mary C. Neal, Waterbrook
 9. Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman
 10. Arguably, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
 11. F for Effort!, by Richard Benson, Chronicle
 12. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, by The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, Andrews McMeel
 13. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed, Vintage
 14. F in Exams, by Richard Benson, Chronicle
 15. Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams, Plume


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 2. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 3. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 4. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Signet
 5. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 6. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
 7. Red Mist, by Patricia Cornwell, Berkley
 8. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey
 9. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, Signet
 10. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner


1. Son, by Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 2. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Knopf
 3. The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Emma Thompson, Eleanor Taylor (Illus.), Frederick Warne and Company
 4. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
 5. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
 6. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf
 7. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix
 8. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White, Harper
 9. Star Wars Origami, by Chris Alexander, Workman
 10. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 11. A Tale Dark & Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, Puffin
 12. The Diviners, by Libba Bray, Little Brown
 13. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
 14. Starry River of the Sky, by Grace Lin, Little Brown
 15. Lego Batman: Visual Dictionary, by Daniel Lipkowitz, DK Publishing


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
 2. This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
 3. Room on the Broom Board Book, by Julia Donaldson, Axel Sheffler (Illus.), Dial
 4. Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Olé, by Judith Byron Schachner, Dial Books
 5. The Monsters' Monster, by Patrick McDonnell, Little Brown
 6. Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum
 7. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
 8. Safari: A Photicular Book, by Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman
 9. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
 10. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
 11. Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody, by Michael Rex, Putnam
 12. Mossy, by Jan Brett, Putnam
 13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
 14. Frankenstein, by Ludworst Bemonster, Feiwel & Friends
 15. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle


1. The Heroes of Olympus (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
 2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
 3. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
 4. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
 5. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover and paperback), by Mo Willems, Hyperion
 6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 7. Dork Diaries (hardcover), by Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin
 New in Series: Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All (9781442449619)
 8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback), by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
 9. Divergent (hardcover and paperback), by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books
 10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books