Bestselling books the week of 11/8/12, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America.


1. The Racketeer, by John Grisham, Doubleday
 2. The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling, Little Brown
 3. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
 4. Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe, Little Brown
 5. The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
 6. This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Díaz, Riverhead
 7. Winter of the World, by Ken Follett, Dutton
 8. The Panther, by Nelson DeMille, Grand Central
 9. Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon, Harper
 10. The Twelve, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
 11. A Thousand Mornings, by Mary Oliver, Penguin Press
 12. The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton, Atria
 13. Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
 14. Live By Night, by Dennis Lehane, Morrow
 15. Phantom, by Jo Nesbø, Knopf

 16. The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin
 Shapiro's dazzling literary thriller is a November 2012 Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, November 8, 2012 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 4,  2012). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust, by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter
 2. Killing Kennedy, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 3. I Could Pee on This, by Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle
 4. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Knopf
 5. No Easy Day, by Mark Owen, Dutton
 6. America Again, by Stephen Colbert, Grand Central
 7. Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young, Blue Rider
 8. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman, Knopf
 9. Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 10. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, by Timothy Egan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 11. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965, by William Manchester, Paul Reid, Little Brown
 12. Elsewhere: A Memoir, by Richard Russo, Knopf
 13. The Signal and the Noise, by Nate Silver, Penguin Press
 14. How Music Works, by David Byrne, McSweeney's
 15. The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe, Knopf

 16. Bruce, by Peter Ames Carlin, Touchstone
 Carlin's sweeping biography of rock legend Bruce Springsteen.


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

 18. The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey, Reagan Arthur Books
 Ivey's touching novel is set in the Alaskan wilderness of the 1920s.


1. The Swerve, by Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton
 2. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Broadway
 3. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S
 4. To Heaven and Back, by Mary C. Neal, Waterbrook
 5. The Untethered Soul, by Michael A. Singer, New Harbinger
 6. Catherine the Great, by Robert K. Massie, Random House
 7. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
 8. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers
 9. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013, by Old Farmer's Almanac
 10. Arguably, by Christopher Hitchens, Twelve
 11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Broadway
 12. Unlikely Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman
 13. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed, Vintage
 14. How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran, Harper Perennial
 15. The Best American Essays 2012, by David Brooks, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 2. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 3. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Signet
 4. V Is for Vengeance, by Sue Grafton, Berkley
 5. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 6. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
 7. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey
 8. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
 9. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
 10. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor


1. Who Could That Be at This Hour?, by Lemony Snicket, Little Brown
2. Lego Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia, by DK Publishing
3. Son, by Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
4. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
5. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Knopf
6. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
7. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix
8. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf
9. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
10. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illus.), Square Fish
11. Star Wars Origami, by Chris Alexander, Workman
12. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White, Harper
13. Looking for Alaska, by John Green, Puffin
14. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
15. The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Emma Thompson, Eleanor Taylor (Illus.), Frederick Warne and Company


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Safari: A Photicular Book, by Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman
3. This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
4. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
5. Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum
6. Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Olé, by Judy Schachner, Dial
7. The Thankful Book, by Todd Parr, Little Brown
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
9. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
10. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
11. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
12. On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends
13. Mossy, by Jan Brett, Putnam
14. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
15. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden


1. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
 2. The Heroes of Olympus (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
 3. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 5. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
 6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover and paperback), by Mo Willems, Hyperion
 7. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback), by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
 8. Dork Diaries (hardcover), by Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin
 9. The Brotherband Chronicles (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
 New in Series: The Hunters (9780399256219)
 10. Divergent (hardcover and paperback), by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books