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Indie Bestseller List

December 3, 2020
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 29, 2020). Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org.

Booksellers: The Indie Bestseller List, along with Other Indie Favorites, may be downloaded as a color PDF for display in your store. On Wednesday, go to the bestseller page on BookWeb.org and choose the format that works best for you, or click on the bestseller link in the Bookselling This Week email.
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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#1-Ready Player Two, by Ernest Cline (9781524761332)
Paperback Nonfiction
#12-Little Weirds, by Jenny Slate (9780316485364)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Ready Player Two- Debut
Ernest Cline, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781524761332
2. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
3. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
4. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
6. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
7. A Time for Mercy
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969
8. Rhythm of War
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99, 9780765326386
9. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
10. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
11. The Cold Millions
Jess Walter, Harper, $28.99, 9780062868084
12. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735216723
13. The Law of Innocence
Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316485623
14. Moonflower Murders
Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $28.99, 9780062955456
15. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45, 9781524763169
2. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
3. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316628242
4. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
5. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
6. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
7. Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, S&S, $35, 9781982112691
8. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
9. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
10. A Wealth of Pigeons
Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.), Celadon Books, $28, 9781250262899
11. Dolly Parton, Songteller
Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann, Chronicle Books, $50, 9781797205090
12. One Life
Megan Rapinoe, Penguin Press, $27, 9781984881168
13. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
14. What It’s Like to Be a Bird
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $35, 9780307957894
15. The Answer Is . . .
Alex Trebek, S&S, $26, 9781982157999

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Home Body
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486808
2. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
3. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
4. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
5. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $18, 9780399590610
6. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $20, 9780399563263
7. Interior Chinatown
Charles Yu, Vintage, $16, 9780307948472
8. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
9. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
10. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $18, 9780812986471
11. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
12. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
13. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
14. The Best American Short Stories 2020
Curtis Sittenfeld, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9781328485373
15. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. The Truths We Hold
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18, 9780525560739
3. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
4. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
5. What Unites Us
Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616209940
6. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
7. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
8. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
9. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
10. Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $25.99, 9780063051331
11. Conversations with RBG
Jeffrey Rosen, Picador, $18, 9781250762641
12. Little Weirds- Debut
Jenny Slate, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316485364
13. Shade
Pete Souza, Voracious, $19.99, 9780316458214
14. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2021
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571988485
15. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
4. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
6. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
9. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
10. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Ickabog
J K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
2. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
3. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
4. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
5. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
6. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
7. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
8. This Is Your Time
Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780593378526
9. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
10. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
11. The Silver Arrow
Lev Grossman, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780316539531
12. A Whale of the Wild
Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062995926
13. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
14. Max Meow: Cat Crusader
John Gallagher, Random House Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780593121054
15. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995

YOUNG ADULT
1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
4. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
5. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
6. Clap When You Land
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062882769
7. Skyhunter
Marie Lu, Roaring Brook Press, $19.99, 9781250221681
8. The Truths We Hold (Young Readers Edition)
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $10.99, 9780593113172
9. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
11. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Garth Nix, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062683250
12. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811
13. Elatsoe
Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illus.), Levine Querido, $18.99, 9781646140053
14. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nic Stone, Ember, $9.99, 9781101939529
15. Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
2. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
3. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
4. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780544320413
5. The Crayons’ Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $19.99, 9780525515746
6. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
7. 5 More Sleeps ’til Christmas
Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250266477
8. What We’ll Build
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780394800790
10. Christmas Parade
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $7.99, 9781534478060
11. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
12. Unicorns Are the Worst!
Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534453838
13. If You Come to Earth
Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books, $18.99, 9781452137797
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
15. The Couch Potato
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062954534

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
5. Keeper of the Lost Cities (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin
6. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
7. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
9. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ellen Morgan, et al., Penguin Workshop
10. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick

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