Bestselling books the week of 9/29/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
4. Reamde, by Neal Stephenson, Morrow
5. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Little Brown
6. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
7. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
8. Train Dreams, by Denis Johnson, FSG
9. The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta, St. Martin's
10. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
11. We the Animals, by Justin Torres, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
12. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
13. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
14. The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka, Knopf
15. Habibi, by Craig Thompson, Pantheon
19. The Grief of Others, by Leah Hager Cohen, Riverhead
Cohen's novel looks at the devastating effect on a family following the death of a newborn.

*Published Thursday, September 29, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 25, 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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