Bestselling books the week of 10/20/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, FSG
2. The Best of Me, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
3. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday
4. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
5. The Affair, by Lee Child, Delacorte
6. The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje, Knopf
7. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Little Brown
8. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
9. The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman, Scribner
10. Snuff, by Terry Pratchett, Harper
11. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
12. Reamde, by Neal Stephenson, Morrow
13. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
14. Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier, Random House
15. Aleph, by Paulo Coelho, Knopf
18. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Knopf
A middle-aged man contends with a past he has never much thought about in the new novel by the author of Pulse.

*Published Thursday, October 20, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 16, 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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