Friday, August 9, 2013

Love a Book

Happy Book Lover's Day 2013

Time to curl up with a good book

The Indie Bestseller Lists put the diversity of America's independent bookstores on display. It's produced just two days after the end of the sales week, and is the most current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide. (from American Booksellers Association)
Bestseller List for August 8, 2013
Based on sales for the week ending August 4, 2013
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1.Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
Walter's dazzling yet deeply human novel spans 50 years and nearly as many lives.
2.Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
Semple's compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's roles in an absurd world.
3.The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $18, 9780316228589
Rowling's darkly comic and thought-provoking first novel for adults.
4.Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
Kingsolver's powerful novel about the complexities of modern life in rural Appalachia.
5.The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
Johnson's epic story of a young man's journey through the mysterious dictatorship of North Korea.
6.The Bat
Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807090
The first Inspector Harry Hole novel by the bestselling author of The Redeemer.
7.The Light Between Oceans 
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
Stedman's heartbreaking and transcendent debut novel is now available in paperback.
8.Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345803450
A wonderfully witty novel of betrayal and intrigue by the bestselling author of The Innocent.
Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $12.95, 9781781162644
KIng's novel, set in a small-town amusement park in 1973, tells the story of a college student who comes to work as a carny and how his life is changed forever.
10.The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
Shapiro's absorbing literary thriller treats readers to three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors.
11.Dear Life- Debut
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
A brilliant collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time.
12.The Secret Keeper
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781439152812
A spellbinding novel of love and intrigue by the bestselling author of The Distant Hours.
13.A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307947512
Eggers takes readers around the world in this novel about one man's fight to hold himself and his family together in the face of the global economic crisis.
14.Me Before You- Debut
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
A memorable love story about two people who couldn't have less in common.
15.The Orchardist
Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062188519
Coplin's touching debut novel about a reclusive man who opens his heart and lets the world in.
Rankings according to the Indie Bestseller List, and based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide during the week ended August 4, 2013. Produced by the American Booksellers Association

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The Economy
  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
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