Bestselling books the week of 7/18/13, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America


1. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, Morrow
3. Inferno, by Dan Brown, Doubleday
4. Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
6. The Silver Star, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
7. TransAtlantic, by Colum McCann, Random House
8. The Son, by Philipp Meyer, Ecco
9. Sisterland, by Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House
10. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
11. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, by Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead
12. The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead
13. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
14. The Light in the Ruins- Debut, by Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday
15. Hidden Order- Debut, by Brad Thor, Atria
On the Rise:
19. The Illusion of Separateness, by Simon Van Booy, Harper
Van Booy's harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers is a July 2013 Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, July 18, 2013 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 14, 2013). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, by David Sedaris, Little Brown
2. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf
3. I Could Pee on This, by Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle
4. William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher, Quirk
5. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, Viking
6. Vader's Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle
7. The Unwinding, by George Packer, FSG
8. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
9. I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)- Debut, by Chuck Klosterman, Scribner
10. Cooked, by Michael Pollan, Penguin Press
11. Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle
12. Dad Is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan, Crown Archetype
13. It's All Good, by Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central
14. The Drunken Botanist, by Amy Stewart, Algonquin
15. The Guns at Last Light, by Rick Atkinson, Holt
On the Rise:
19. Eating on the Wild Side, by Jo Robinson, Little Brown
Robinson's book will prove invaluable for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike, and forever change the way people think about food.


1. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, Harper Perennial
2. Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial
3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple, Back Bay
4. Joyland, by Stephen King, Hard Case Crime
5. The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson, Random House
6. Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan, Anchor
7. The Bat, by Jo Nesbø, Vintage
8. World War Z, by Max Brooks, Broadway
9. The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner
10. The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin
11. A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
12. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman, Scribner
13. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
14. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
15. The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial
On the Rise:
22. Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe, Back Bay
Set in Miami, Wolfe's novel is a funny and insightful look at America in the 21st century.


1. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Vintage
2. Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S
3. Quiet, by Susan Cain, Broadway
4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers
5. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, FSG
6. The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe, Vintage
7. Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks, Vintage
8. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Berkley
9. Wreck This Journal, by Keri Smith, Perigee
10. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
11. Bossypants, by Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books
12. The Black Count, by Tom Reiss, Broadway
13. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
14. In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, Broadway
15. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
On the Rise:
16. How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough, Mariner
Tough shows how researchers and educators are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character, and reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people's lives.


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
2. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
4. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
5. 1984, by George Orwell, Signet
6. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
7. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown
8. A Wanted Man, by Lee Child, Dell
9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Grand Central
10. Defending Jacob, by William Landay, Dell


1. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Dutton
2. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Knopf
3. Looking for Alaska, by John Green, Speak
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, Quirk
5. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
6. Paper Towns, by John Green, Speak
7. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green, Speak
8. The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper
9. The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey, Putnam
10. The Wishing Spell- Debut, by Chris Colfer, Little Brown
11. The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illus.), Puffin
12. Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein, Hyperion
13. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin
14. The Moon and More, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
15. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown


1. The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
4. Where's Waldo?, by Martin Handford, Candlewick
5. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
6. Steam Train, Dream Train, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
7. Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection, by Martin Handford, Candlewick
8. Where's Waldo Now?, by Martin Handford, Candlewick
9. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle
10. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
11. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
12. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
13. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
14. Blueberries for Sal, by Rober McCloskey, Puffin
15. On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends


1. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
2. Divergent (hardcover and paperback), by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books
3. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
4. Dork Diaries  (hardcover and paperback), by Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Mortal Instruments (hardcover and paperback), by Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books
8. Big Nate (hardcover and paperback), by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
9. Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
10. Elephant & Piggie  (hardcover and paperback), by Mo Willems, Hyperion