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Indie Bestseller List

September 30, 2020
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 27, 2020). Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org.

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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#5-The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult (9781984818355)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#3-Solutions and Other Problems, by Allie Brosh (9781982156947)
#11-All We Can Save, by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson (Eds.) (9780593237069)
Paperback Fiction
#14-Nothing to See Here, byKevin Wilson (9780062913494)
Paperback Nonfiction
#8-Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Corey Brettschneider (Ed.) (9780143135111)
Young Adult
#2-The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, by Garth Nix (9780062683250)
#8-Vampires Never Get Old, by Zoraida Cordova, Natalie C. Parker (9781250230010)
#13-Channel Kindness, by Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga (9781250245588)
Children’s Illustrated
#12-If You Come to Earth, by Sophie Blackall (9781452137797)
#14-I Look Up To… Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illus.) (9780525579526)
#15-Gustavo, the Shy Ghost, by Flavia Z. Drago (9781536211146)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
2. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
3. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989
4. All the Devils Are Here
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239
5. The Book of Two Ways- Debut
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781984818355
6. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
7. The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $26, 9781609455910
8. Piranesi
Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27, 9781635575637
9. Troubled Blood
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland Books, $29, 9780316498937
10. Squeeze Me
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452
11. Monogamy
Sue Miller, Harper, $28.99, 9780062969651
12. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
13. One by One
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188817
14. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
15. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Rage
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781982131739
2. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
3. Solutions and Other Problems- Debut
Allie Brosh, Gallery Books, $30, 9781982156947
4. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
5. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
6. Disloyal
Michael Cohen, Skyhorse, $32.50, 9781510764699
7. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
8. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
9. His Truth Is Marching On
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30, 9781984855022
10. Vesper Flights
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $27, 9780802128812
11. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis- Debut
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson (Eds.), One World, $29, 9780593237069
12. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
13. Eat a Peach
David Chang, Gabe Ulla, Clarkson Potter, $28, 9781524759216
14. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
15. Compromised
Peter Strzok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358237068

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
3. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
4. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
5. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
6. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525562627
7. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
8. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593
9. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
10. The Institute
Stephen King, Gallery Books, $19.99, 9781982110581
11. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
12. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
13. The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $16.95, 9781101971383
14. Nothing to See Here- Debut
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062913494
15. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
2. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
3. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
4. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life
Jane Sherron de Hart, Vintage, $18, 9781984897831
6. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
7. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
8. Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Selection- Debut
Corey Brettschneider (Ed.), Penguin Classics, $15, 9780143135111
9. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
10. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726
11. Intimations
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
12. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
13. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
14. My Grandmother’s Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470
15. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The Guardians
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620945
4. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
7. Lethal Agent
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190636
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538750544
10. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
2. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
3. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
4. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
5. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
6. Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice
Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781534424555
7. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
8. A Whale of the Wild
Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062995926
9. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Kwame Mbalia, Rick Riordan Presents, $8.99, 9781368042413
10. Witches of Brooklyn
Sophie Escabasse, Random House Graphic, $12.99, 9780593119273
11. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
12. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
13. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
14. Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780316262262
15. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275

YOUNG ADULT
1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London- Debut
Garth Nix, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062683250
3. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
4. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
5. Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480
6. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
7. Grown
Tiffany D. Jackson, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062840356
8. Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite- Debut
Zoraida Cordova, Natalie C. Parker, Imprint, $17.99, 9781250230010
9. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811
10. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
11. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
12. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
13. Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community- Debut
Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga, Feiwel & Friends, $24.99, 9781250245588
14. A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $19.99, 9780374308865
15. Watch Over Me
Nina LaCour, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780593108970

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
2. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
7. Wild Symphony
Dan Brown, Susan Batori (Illus.), Rodale Kids, $18.99, 9780593123843
8. I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780525518778
9. I Promise
LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illus.), Harper, $19.99, 9780062971067
10. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481465595
11. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
12. If You Come to Earth- Debut
Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books, $18.99, 9781452137797
13. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
14. I Look Up To… Ruth Bader Ginsburg- Debut
Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780525579526
15. Gustavo, the Shy Ghost- Debut
Flavia Z. Drago, Candlewick, $16.99, 9781536211146

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Patricia Brennan Demuth, et al., Penguin Workshop
4. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
5. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
6. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
7. The Last Kids on Earth (hardcover and paperback)
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
9. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
10. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

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