Bestselling books the week of March 17, 2011, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht, Random House
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
4. The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
5. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Viking
6. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Knopf
7. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
9. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
10. When the Killing's Done, by T.C. Boyle, Viking
11. Minding Frankie, by Maeve Binchy, Knopf
12. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
13. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
14. West of Here, by Jonathan Evison, Algonquin
15. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing, by Jasper Fforde, Viking
16. The Jungle, by Clive Cussler, Jack B. Du Brul, Putnam Adult

*Published Thursday, March 17, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 12, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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