Bestselling books the week of 5/11/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins, Riverhead - Debut
2. Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
3. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman, Norton
4. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, Viking
5. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday
6. The Fix, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
7. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman, Atria
8. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders, Random House
9. The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck, Morrow
10. The Stars Are Fire, by Anita Shreve, Knopf
11. Trajectory: Stories, by Richard Russo, Knopf - Debut
12. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, Scribner
13. The Black Book, by James Patterson, David Ellis, Little Brown
14. 16th Seduction, by James Patterson, Little Brown - Debut
15. Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid, Riverhead
On the Rise:
17. The Book of Joan, by Lidia Yuknavitch, Harper
Yuknavitch's novel offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine – a reimagined Joan of Arc  -poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history.

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 7, 2017). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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