Bestselling books the week of 4/8/13, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
2. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
3. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
4. Leaving Everything Most Loved, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
5. Z, by Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's
6. Tenth of December, by George Saunders, Random House
7. The Dinner, by Herman Koch, Hogarth
8. All That Is, by James Salter, Knopf
9. A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy, Knopf
10. Six Years, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
11. The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
12. The Golden Egg, by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press
13. Manuscript Found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho, Knopf
14. Benediction, by Kent Haruf, Knopf
15. The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte

On the Rise:
26. The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner, Scribner
Kushner's riveting novel about a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s.

*Published Thursday, April 11, 2013 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 7, 2013). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf
2. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach, Norton
3. I Could Pee on This, by Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle
4. Help, Thanks, Wow, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
5. The Drunken Botanist, by Amy Stewart, Algonquin
6. The FastDiet, by Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer, Atria
7. It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great, by Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central
8. My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf
9. Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy, by David Sheff, Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo, Random House
11. Salt Sugar Fat, by Michael Moss, Random House
12. Mom & Me & Mom, by Maya Angelou, Random House
13. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
14. Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff, Penguin Press
15. Those Angry Days, by Lynne Olson, Random House

On the Rise:
16. The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, by David Stockman, PublicAffairs
 Stockman explains how crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.


1. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, Harper Perennial
2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple, Back Bay
3. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
4. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner
5. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
6. The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial
7. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman, Scribner
8. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, Mariner
9. The Prisoner of Heaven, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Harper Perennial
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books
11. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce, Random House
12. Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James, Vintage
13. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Vintage
14. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Picador
15. World War Z, by Max Brooks, Three Rivers

On the Rise:
20. The Yard, by Alex Grecian, Berkley
Grecian's outstanding debut novel about Scotland Yard in late Victorian London.


1. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Vintage
2. Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S
3. Quiet, by Susan Cain, Broadway
4. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, FSG
5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Berkley
6. America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson, Zondervan
7. Drift, by Rachel Maddow, Broadway
8. The Swerve, by Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton
9. Escape From Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea to Freedom in the West, by Blaine Harden, Penguin
10. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, by Matthew Inman, Andrews McMeel
11. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
12. Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story, by Jim Holt, Liveright
13. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Broadway
14. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers
15. ObamaCare Survival Guide, by Nick J. Tate, Humanix

On the Rise:
19. Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Lamott's book is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family.


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
2. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
3. Defending Jacob, by William Landay, Dell
4. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
5. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
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. American Sniper, by Chris Kyle, Harper
10. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW


1. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
2. Poems to Learn by Heart, by Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
3. Looking for Alaska, by John Green, Speak
4. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Knopf
5. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, by Stephan Pastis, Candlewick
6. The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper
7. Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
8. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
9. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
10. Paper Towns, by John Green, Speak
11. Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen, Ember
12. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin
13. LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia, by Claire Sipi, DK Publishing
14. The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illus.), Puffin
15. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green, Speak


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. The Dark, by Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
4. Otis and the Puppy, by Loren Long, Philomel
5. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
6. This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
9. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen, Candlewick
10. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
11. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
12. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
13. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
14. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
15. Safari: A Photicular Book, by Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman


1. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
4. Elephant & Piggie  (hardcover and paperback), by Mo Willems, Hyperion
5. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback), by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Big Nate (hardcover and paperback), by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
8. Matched  (hardcover and paperback), by Ally Condie, Dutton
9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians  (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
10. Beautiful Creatures (hardcover and paperback), by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown