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

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?


1. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
2. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
3. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
4. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
5. Portrait of a Spy, by Daniel Silva, Harper
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
7. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf
8. The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan, Knopf
9. Ghost Story, by Jim Butcher, Roc
10. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
11. Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante, Atlantic Monthly
12. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
13. Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson, Harper
14. Cold Vengeance- Debut, by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central
15. This Beautiful Life- Debut, by Helen Schulman, Harper

*Published Thursday, August 11, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 7, 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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