Bestselling books the week of 9/1/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
4. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
5. The Magician King, by Lev Grossman, Viking
6. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
8. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
9. The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Dutton
10. Portrait of a Spy, by Daniel Silva, Harper
11. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
12. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, Crown
13. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
14. The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson, Ecco
15. House of Holes, by Nicholson Baker, S&S
18. Flash and Bones, by Kathy Reichs, Scribner
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*Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 28, 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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