Bestselling books the week of 4/17/14, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, Little Brown,
 2. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking
 3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin
 4. In Paradise, by Peter Matthiessen, Riverhead
 5. Can't and Won't: Stories, Lydia Davis, FSG
 6. Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
 7. By Its Cover, Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press
 8. Bar, Lorrie Moore, Knopf
 9. One More Thing, by B.J. Novak, Knopf
 10. The Martian, by Andy Weir, Crown
 11. Still Life With Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
 12. The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books
 13. William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, by Ian Doescher, Quirk
 14. And the Dark Sacred Night, by Julia Glass, Pantheon
 15. Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead, Knopf
 On the Rise:
 21. Family Life, by Akhil Sharma, Norton
 Sharma's moving new novel about boy a torn between duty and his own survival.

*Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 13, 2014). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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