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The Indie Bestseller List

August 28, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 25, 2019). Based on reporting from many 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. 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:
Paperback Nonfiction
#5-21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari (9780525512196)
Children’s Illustrated
#8-The King of Kindergarten, by Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illus.) (9781524740740)
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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. Inland
Téa Obreht, Random House, $27, 9780812992861
5. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
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. Summer of ’69
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316420013
9. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538750568
10. The New Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834836
11. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178
12. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
13. The Inn
James Patterson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316527583
14. Fleishman Is in Trouble
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Random House, $27, 9780525510871
15. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane, Scribner, $27, 9781982106980
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. How to Be an Antiracist
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. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
6. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
7. Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27, 9780525510543
8. Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062888433
9. The Source of Self-Regard
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525521037
10. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328662057
11. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836
12. Range
David Epstein, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735214484
13. Kochland
Christopher Leonard, S&S, $35, 9781476775388
14. The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993264
15. Is There Still Sex in the City?
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 Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
4. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
5. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780735224643
6. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
7. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
8. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
9. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
10. My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, $14.95, 9780525564201
11. Beloved
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $16, 9781400033416
12. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $16.99, 9780062364913
13. Hippie
Paulo Coelho, Vintage, $15, 9780525565185
14. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522799
15. The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307278449
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
5. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century- Debut
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
6. Dopesick
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316551304
7. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
8. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
9. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
10. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
11. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
12. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
13. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157978
14. The Tangled Tree
David Quammen, S&S, $18, 9781476776637
15. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
 
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. Spymaster
Brad Thor, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476789422
5. Texas Ranger
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781538713808
6. We Were the Lucky Ones
Georgia Hunter, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143134763
7. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
8. Crucible
James Rollins, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062381798
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $9.99, 9780062370945
10. The Perfect Couple
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316375238
 
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. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
8. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 9780062895936
9. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
11. Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142426425
12. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo, Timbuktu Labs, $35, 9780997895810
13. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062377029
14. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
15. The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook
Media Lab Books, $14.99, 9781948174244
 
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. The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $12.99, 9781984849397
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. Wilder Girls (An Indies Introduce Title)
Rory Power, Delacorte Press, $18.99, 9780525645580
8. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
9. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
10. With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662835
11. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780142424179
12. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest, $11.99, 9780156012195
13. Dear Evan Hansen
Val Emmich, et al., Poppy, $18.99, 9780316420235
14. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062662804
15. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
 
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
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. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
8. The King of Kindergarten- Debut
Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9781524740740
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
11. Blueberries for Sal
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140501698
12. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
13. Bonnie’s First Day of School (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4)
Judy Katschke, RH/Disney, $5.99, 9780736439992
14. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505111
15. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et. Al, Penguin Workshop
3. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholasti
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. Elephant & Piggie hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
8. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
9. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
10. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick

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