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The Indie Bestseller List

August 21, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 18, 2019). Based on reporting from many 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-Inland, by Téa Obreht (9780812992861)
#13-The Inn, by James Patterson (9780316527583)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (9780525509288)
#13-Kochland, by Christopher Leonard (9781476775388)
#15-Is There Still Sex in the City?, by Candace Bushnell (9780802147264)
Paperback Fiction
#15-The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (9780307278449)
Paperback Nonfiction
#12-The Tangled Tree, by David Quammen (9781476776637)
Young Adult
#11-House of Salt and Sorrows, by Erin A. Craig (9781984831927)
Children’s Illustrated
#3-If I Built a School, by Chris Van Dusen (9780525552918)
Children’s Series
New: Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, by Dav Pilkey (9781338236590)
New: Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People: Color Edition, by Dav Pilkey (9781338271515)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, 26, 9780735219090
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, 24.95, 9780385537070
3. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, 26.95, 9781101947746
4. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, 28, 9781594634734
5. Inland- Debut
Téa Obreht, Random House, 27, 9780812992861
6. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, 26, 9780525562023
7. The Turn of the Key
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, 27.99, 9781501188770
8. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, 29, 9781538750568
9. The New Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, 28.99, 9780062834836
10. Summer of ’69
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, 28, 9780316420013
11. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, 27, 9780316556347
12. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, 26, 9781984822178
13. The Inn- Debut
James Patterson, Little Brown, 28, 9780316527583
14. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane, Scribner, 27, 9781982106980
15. Lady in the Lake
Laura Lippman, Morrow, 26.99, 9780062390011

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, 28, 9780399590504
2. How to Be an Antiracist- Debut
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, 27, 9780525509288
3. Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, 27, 9781451642292
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, 24.99, 9780062457714
5. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, 30, 9781501168680
6. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, 32.50, 9781524763138
7. Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson, Harper, 26.99, 9780062888433
8. Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino, Random House, 27, 9780525510543
9. The Source of Self-Regard
Toni Morrison, Knopf, 28.95, 9780525521037
10. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, 35, 9781476753836
11. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 28, 9781328662057
12. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, 28, 9780812993264
13. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America- Debut
Christopher Leonard, S&S, 35, 9781476775388
14. Range
David Epstein, Riverhead Books, 28, 9780735214484
15. Is There Still Sex in the City?- Debut
Candace Bushnell, Grove Press, 26, 9780802147264

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, 17, 9780735224315
2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, 16.99, 9780062797155
3. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Penguin, 17, 9780735224643
4. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, 18.95, 9780393356687
5. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, 17, 9780143110439
6. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, 17, 9780425284704
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, 16.99, 9780062364913
8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, 16, 9780735220690
9. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, 16.99, 9780062678423
10. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, 16, 9780525436140
11. My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, 14.95, 9780525564201
12. Beloved
Toni Morrison, Vintage, 16, 9781400033416
13. Hippie
Paulo Coelho, Vintage, 15, 9780525565185
14. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, 16, 9780525522799
15. The Bluest Eye- Debut
Toni Morrison, Vintage, 14.95, 9780307278449

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, 22.99, 9780062316110
2. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, 18, 9780399588198
3. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, 17.99, 9780316392426
4. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, 18, 9781101904213
5. Dopesick
Beth Macy, Back Bay, 17.99, 9780316551304
6. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, 16, 9780762447695
7. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, 18, 9780735224155
8. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, 16, 9780807047415
9. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, 20, 9781501135927
10. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, 24.95, 9781633694361
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, 24.95, 9781422157992
12. The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life- Debut
David Quammen, S&S, 18, 9781476776637
13. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership
Harvard Business School Press, 24.95, 9781422157978
14. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, 16.95, 9780307742483
15. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, 15, 9781982129736
On the Rise:
19. They Called Us Enemy
George Takei, et al., Top Shelf Productions, 19.99, 9781603094504
A stunning graphic memoir recounting Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II.

MASS MARKET
1. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Dell, 9.99, 9780525620938
2. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, 9.99, 9780399593536
3. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, 9.99, 9780525505310
4. Texas Ranger
James Patterson, Vision, 9.99, 9781538713808
5. Spymaster
Brad Thor, Pocket, 9.99, 9781476789422
6. We Were the Lucky Ones
Georgia Hunter, Penguin, 9.99, 9780143134763
7. Crucible
James Rollins, Morrow, 9.99, 9780062381798
8. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, 9.99, 9780062836977
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, 9.99, 9780062370945
10. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, 9.99, 9780441172719

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, 13.99, 9781419740275
2. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, 12.99, 9780062691194
3. Camp
Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers, 12.99, 9781328530820
4. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, 10.99, 9780545326995
5. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, 10.99, 9780545132060
6. The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook
Media Lab Books, 14.99, 9781948174244
7. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, 10.99, 9780545540605
8. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, 9.95, 9781616207465
9. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, 10.99, 9780545540629
10. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, 16.99, 9780062895936
11. Super Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, 14.99, 9781338230895
12. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9.99, 9781481486293
13. Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Puffin, 8.99, 9780142426425
14. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, 16.99, 9780545880831
15. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illus.), Quirk Books, 19.99, 9781683691136

YOUNG ADULT
1. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Penguin, 14.99, 9780525555377
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. Wilder Girls (An Indies Introduce Title)
Rory Power, Delacorte Press, 18.99, 9780525645580
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 14.99, 9780385754729
6. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 18.99, 9781250170972
7. The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon, Ember, 12.99, 9781984849397
8. Five Feet Apart
Rachael Lippincott, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 18.99, 9781534451568
9. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, 18.99, 9780062498564
10. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, 9.99, 9780544340688
11. House of Salt and Sorrows- Debut
Erin A. Craig, Delacorte Press, 18.99, 9781984831927
12. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin, 12.99, 9780142424179
13. With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, 17.99, 9780062662835
14. Sorcery of Thorns
Margaret Rogerson, Margaret K. McElderry Books, 17.99, 9781481497619
15. The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 14.99, 9780553510744

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, 16.99, 9781368046459
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, 8.99, 9780694003617
3. If I Built a School- Debut
Chris Van Dusen, Dial Books, 17.99, 9780525552918
4. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, 17.99, 9781368003551
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, 10.99, 9780399226908
6. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, 16.99, 9780803736801
7. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, 18.99, 9780679805274
8. Bonnie’s First Day of School (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4)
Judy Katschke, RH/Disney, 5.99, 9780736439992
9. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, 7.99, 9780545261241
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, 18.95, 9780060254926
11. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, 7.99, 9780140564341
12. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, 9.99, 9780307120007
13. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, 7.99, 9780544568037
14. Blueberries for Sal
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, 7.99, 9780140501698
15. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, 7.99, 9780399230035

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
New in Series: For Whom the Ball Rolls (9781338236590)
2. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
3. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
New in Series: Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People: Color Edition (9781338271515)
9. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
10. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick

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