The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller Lists

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    In recognition of Valentine’s Day, we present the Indie Love & Romance Bestseller Lists, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 5, 2012.

    Love (Nonfiction)

    1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
    Steve Harvey, Amistad, $13.99, 9780061728983

    2. Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found
    Sophie Blackall, Workman, $13.95, 9780761163589

    3. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
    Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $14, 9781878424426

    4. Me Without You
    Lisa Swerling, Chronicle, $9.95, 9781452102986

    5. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl — A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
    Sherry Argov, Adams Media, $15.95, 9781580627566

    6. Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus
    John Gray, Quill, $14.99, 9780060574215

    7. Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
    Harville Hendrix, Holt, $15.99, 9780805087000

    8. How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
    David Richo, Shambhala, $15.95, 9781570628122

    9. If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path
    Charlotte Kasl, Penguin, $14, 9780140195835

    10. What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind
    Debra Ollivier, Berkley, $15, 9780425236482

    Romance (Fiction)

    1. One Day
    David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713

    2. The Next Always
    Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425243213

    3. The Lady of the Rivers
    Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $27.99, 9781416563709

    4. French Lessons
    Ellen Sussman, Ballantine, $15, 9780345522771

    5. The Last Nude
    Ellis Avery, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594488139

    6. Hotel Vendome
    Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $28, 9780385343176

    7. The Lucky One
    Nicholas Sparks, Vision, $7.99, 9780446618328

    8. Love in a Nutshell
    Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly, St. Martin’s, $27.99, 9780312651312

    9. The Time Traveler’s Wife
    Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438

    10. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane
    Debbie Macomber, Mira, $16.95, 9780778312697