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Indie Bestseller List

January 13, 2021
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 10, 2021). 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
#3-The Prophets, by Robert Jones, Jr. (9780593085684)
#12-Outlawed, by Anna North (9781635575422)
#13-Star Wars: Light of the Jedi, by Charles Soule (9780593157718)
#14-The Liar’s Dictionary, by Eley Williams (9780385546775)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#6-Keep Sharp, by Sanjay Gupta, M.D. (9781501166730)
#14-Mediocre, by Ijeoma Oluo (9781580059510)
Paperback Fiction
#2-The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett (9780062963680)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#14-Katie the Catsitter, by Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illus.) (9781984895639)
Children’s Illustrated
#1-Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, by Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illus.) (9780062915627)
#8-Little Blue Truck’s Valentine, by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.) (9780358272441)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
2. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
3. The Prophets- Debut
Robert Jones, Jr., Putnam, $27, 9780593085684
4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
5. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
6. Ready Player Two
Ernest Cline, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781524761332
7. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
8. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735216723
9. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
10. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
11. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
12. Outlawed- Debut
Anna North, Bloomsbury Publishing, $26, 9781635575422
13. Star Wars: Light of the Jedi- Debut
Charles Soule, Del Rey, $28.99, 9780593157718
14. The Liar’s Dictionary- Debut
Eley Williams, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385546775
15. Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062667632

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45, 9781524763169
2. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
4. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
5. Wintering
Katherine May, Riverhead Books, $24, 9780593189481
6. Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age- Debut
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., S&S, $28, 9781501166730
7. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
8. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
9. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316628242
10. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
11. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
12. What It’s Like to Be a Bird
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $35, 9780307957894
13. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
14. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America- Debut
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $28, 9781580059510
15. A Wealth of Pigeons
Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.), Celadon Books, $28, 9781250262899

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
2. The Dutch House- Debut
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780062963680
3. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
4. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
5. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
6. Home Body
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486808
7. Interior Chinatown
Charles Yu, Vintage, $16, 9780307948472
8. The Queen’s Gambit
Walter Tevis, Vintage, $16.95, 9780593314654
9. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $18, 9780399590610
10. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
11. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $20, 9780399563263
12. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
13. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
14. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
15. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $9.99, 9780804190114
3. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
4. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
5. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
6. How to Do Nothing
Jenny Odell, Melville House, $17.99, 9781612198552
7. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254
8. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
9. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
10. The Truths We Hold
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18, 9780525560739
11. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
12. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
13. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286
14. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726
15. What Unites Us
Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616209940

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Bridgerton: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn, Avon, $9.99, 9780063078697
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741
6. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
7. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
8. Women Who Run With the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345409874
9. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
2. The Ickabog
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
3. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
4. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
5. The Silver Arrow
Lev Grossman, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780316539531
6. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
7. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
8. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
9. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
10. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
11. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
12. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
13. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
14. Katie the Catsitter- Debut
Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781984895639
15. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062377029

YOUNG ADULT
1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
3. The Cousins
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780525708001
4. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
5. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $11.99, 9780062457806
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Frederick Joseph, Candlewick, $17.99, 9781536217018
8. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
10. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Holly Jackson, Ember, $10.99, 9781984896391
11. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
12. Elatsoe
Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illus.), Levine Querido, $18.99, 9781646140053
13. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811
14. King of Scars
Leigh Bardugo, Square Fish, $12.99, 9781250618979
15. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners- Debut
Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062915627
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
4. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
5. If You Come to Earth
Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books, $18.99, 9781452137797
6. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
7. What We’ll Build: Plans For Our Together Future
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751
8. Little Blue Truck’s Valentine- Debut
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780358272441
9. We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $17.99, 9781250203557
10. The Couch Potato
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062954534
11. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9780399226908
13. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780399230035
14. Margaret’s Unicorn
Briony May Smith, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9781984896537
15. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $8.99, 9780805047905

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

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