Bestselling books the week of 10/27/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, FSG
2. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, Knopf
3. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday
4. The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje, Knopf
5. The Best of Me, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
6. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
7. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Little Brown
8. The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman, Scribner
9. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
10. Damned, by Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday
11. The Affair, by Lee Child, Delacorte
12. Zone One, by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday
13. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
14. Snuff, by Terry Pratchett, Harper
15. Reamde, by Neal Stephenson, Morrow

*Published Thursday, October 27, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 23, 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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