Back in July, independent booksellers predicted that The Night Circus would be bigger, in terms of sales, than either The Help or The Da Vinci Code.

The new Indie Best Seller list indicates that they have been working to fulfill that prophecy; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday, 9/13; Audio, RH Audio and Books on Tape; Large Print,Center Point), debuts at #1 in its first week on sale. But the indies aren’t the only ones selling it, we hear it will appear at #2 on the 10/2 New York Times list.

As a result, the other debuts have moved down one notch on the Indie list:

Rules of Civility, Amor Towles (Viking, 7/26;  Books on TapePenguin Audio; audio on OverDrive; LT in Dec. from Thorndike) — showing great staying power for a debut as we move into the fall season, this one is at #6 after 8 weeks.

The Language of FlowersVanessa Diffenbaugh, (8/23; Audio, Random House Audio and Books on Tape and OverDrive; Large Print, Thorndike) – #8, down from #7 after 4 weeks.

We The Animals, Justin Torres. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Blackstone Audio) — #10, moving down from #9 last week.

The Submission, Amy Waldman, (FSG; Audio, AudioGo; Large Type, Thorndike)  — falls off the list after appearing at  #14  last week.

2 Responses to “THE NIGHT CIRCUS Is #1”

  1. Mary Beth Pistulka Says:

    I have read both Night Circus and Language of flowers off this list and both are on my best books of the year list!

  2. Adair Heitmann Says:

    Both THE NIGHT CIRCUS and THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS are on my Staff Picks List!