Bestselling books the week of 8/16/12, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, Knopf
 2. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
 3. Double Cross, by Ben Macintyre, Crown
 4. Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle
 5. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz, Knopf
 6. Monkey Mind, by Daniel Smith, S&S
 7. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
 8. Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic
 9. The Amateur, by Edward Klein, Regnery
 10. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
 11. Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt
 12. Quiet, by Susan Cain, Crown
 13. The Price of Inequality, by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Norton
 14. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, by Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco (Illus.), Nation Books
 15. The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, Random House

 17. Why Does the World Exist?, by Jim Holt, Liveright
 A fascinating look at the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times.

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