Bestselling books the week of 8/18/11, 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. The Magician King- Debut, by Lev Grossman, Viking
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
7. Portrait of a Spy, byDaniel Silva, Harper
8. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf
9. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
10. The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan, Knopf
11. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
12. Ghost Story, by Jim Butcher, Roc
13. This Beautiful Life, by Helen Schulman, Harper
14. The Family Fang- Debut, by Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $23.99
15. House of Holes- Debut, by Nicholson Baker, S&S

*Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 14, 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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