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Bestselling books the week of 5/5/13, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
2. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
3. Maya's Notebook, by Isabel Allende, Harper
4. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
5. The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, Knopf
6. The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead
7. Z, by Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's
8. All That Is, by James Salter, Knopf
9. Paris, by Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday
10. The Hit, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
11. Nos4a2, by Joe Hill, Morrow
12. 12th of Never, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
13. Tenth of December, by George Saunders, Random House
14. Best Kept Secret, by Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's
15. The Dinner, by Herman Koch, Hogarth

*Published Thursday, May 9, 2013 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 5, 2013). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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