Bestselling books the week of 3/31/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
4. A Lesson in Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
5. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
6. Live Wire, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
7. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
8. Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
9. The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
11. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
12. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, Viking
13. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Knopf
14. Minding Frankie, by Maeve Binchy, Knopf
15. When the Killing's Done, by T.C. Boyle, Viking
17. Drawing Conclusions, by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly
Leon's latest Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery is an April Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, March 31, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 27, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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