The Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List

October 11, 2019
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 6, 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:
Hardcover Fiction
#14-Imaginary Friend, by Stephen Chbosky (9781538731338)
#15-The Topeka School, by Ben Lerner (9780374277789)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-Blowout, by Rachel Maddow
#6-The Book of Gutsy Women, by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton (9781501178412)
Paperback Fiction
#8-Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty (9781250069832)
#12-Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami (9780525435761)
#14-The Best American Short Stories 2019, by Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.) (9781328484246)
Paperback Nonfiction
#3-The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (9781476740195)
#9-Leadership, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (9781476795935)
#14-These Truths, by Jill Lepore (9780393357424)
Mass Market
#7-Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King (9781982138868)
#9-Holy Ghost, by John Sandford (9780735217348)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#3-A Tale of Magic…, by Chris Colfer (9780316523479)
#4-White Bird, by R.J. Palacio (9780525645535)
#9-Dogman Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D, by Kate Howard, Dav Pilkey (Illus.) (9781338568844)
Young Adult
#1-The Fountains of Silence, by Ruta Sepetys (9780399160318)
#10-Cursed, by Thomas Wheeler, Frank Miller (Illus.) (9781534425330)
Children’s Illustrated
#8-Where’s the Witch?, by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illus.) (9781536207538)
Children’s Series
New: The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust), by Philip Pullman (9780553510669)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781
2. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597
3. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
5. The Institute
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567
6. Red at the Bone
Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525535270
7. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
8. A Better Man
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066213
9. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
10. The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656159
11. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
12. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $27, 9781476749297
13. Lethal Agent
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99, 9781501190629
14. Imaginary Friend- Debut
Stephen Chbosky, Grand Central, $30, 9781538731338
15. The Topeka School- Debut
Ben Lerner, FSG, $27, 9780374277789
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
2. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive  Industry on Earth- Debut
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474
3. Permanent Record
Edward Snowden, Metropolitan Books, $30, 9781250237231
4. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
5. Year of the Monkey
Patti Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 9780525657682
6. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience- Debut
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781501178412
7. The Education of an Idealist
Samantha Power, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780062820693
8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
9. How To
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090
10. Call Sign Chaos
Jim Mattis, Bing West, Random House, $28, 9780812996838
11. Know My Name
Chanel Miller, Viking, $28, 9780735223707
12. She Said
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340
13. Inside Out
Demi Moore, Harper, $27.99, 9780062049537
14. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
15. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
4. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
5. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533
6. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
7. A Spark of Light
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $17, 9780345545008
8. Nine Perfect Strangers- Debut
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250069832
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. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
12. Killing Commendatore- Debut
Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $17, 9780525435761
13. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
14. The Best American Short Stories 2019- Debut
Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328484246
15. Ghosted
Rosie Walsh, Penguin, $16, 9780525522799
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
3. The Library Book- Debut
Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195
4. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
5. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
6. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
7. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business Review Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
8. Braving the Wilderness
Brené Brown, Random House, $18, 9780812985818
9. Leadership: In Turbulent Times- Debut
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $18, 9781476795935
10. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
11. Killing the Rising Sun
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250237095
12. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
13. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
14. These Truths: A History of the United States- Debut
Jill Lepore, Norton, $19.95, 9780393357424
15. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
 
MASS MARKET
1. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620938
2. Target: Alex Cross
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781538713778
3. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420
4. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525505310
5. Red War
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190605
6. Past Tense
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
7. Doctor Sleep- Debut
Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982138868
8. We Were the Lucky Ones
Georgia Hunter, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143134763
9. Holy Ghost- Debut
John Sandford, Putnam, $9.99, 9780735217348
10. Shadow Tyrants
Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison, Putnam, $9.99, 9780735219083
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
2. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
3. A Tale of Magic…- Debut
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523479
4. White Bird: A Wonder Story- Debut
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780525645535
5. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
6. Beverly, Right Here
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694647
7. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
8. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
9. Dogman Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D- Debut
Kate Howard, Dav Pilkey (Illus.), Scholastic, $10.99, 9781338568844
10. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
11. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
12. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
13. The Wonders of Nature
Ben Hoare, DK Children, $19.99, 9781465485366
14. Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers
Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illus.), Philomel Books, $16.99, 9781984837127
15. Stargazing
Jen Wang, First Second, $12.99, 9781250183880

YOUNG ADULT
1. The Fountains of Silence- Debut
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
3. Pumpkinheads
Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illus.), First Second, $17.99, 9781626721623
4. Frankly in Love
David Yoon, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984812209
5. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Penguin, $14.99, 9780525555377
6. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780593109069
7. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest, $11.99, 9780156012195
8. Are You Listening?
Tillie Walden, First Second, $17.99, 9781250207562
9. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
10. Cursed- Debut
Thomas Wheeler, Frank Miller (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9781534425330
11. Juliet Takes a Breath
Gabby Rivera, Penguin Young Readers Group, $17.99, 9780593108178
12. American Royals
Katharine McGee, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984830173
13. Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972
14. SLAY (An Indies Introduce Title)
Brittney Morris, Simon Pulse, $18.99, 9781534445420
15. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142501122
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Dinosnores
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136
4. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780525514121
5. The Scarecrow
Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062475763
6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
7. Bruce’s Big Storm
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368026222
8. Where’s the Witch?- Debut
Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illus.), Nosy Crow, $8.99, 9781536207538
9. Three Cheers for Kid McGear!
Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illus.), Chronicle, $17.99, 9781452155821
10. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
12. The Tale of the Tiger Slippers
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170744
13. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459
14. Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum
Dr. Seuss, Andrew Joyner (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399559129
15. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
 
CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. The Last Kids on Earth (hardcover and paperback)
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ann Waldron, et al., Penguin Workshop
5. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (Illus.), Scholastic
6. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
7. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. The Book of Dust (hardcover and paperback)
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers
New in Series: The Secret Commonwealth (9780553510669)
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
10. The Trials of Apollo (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion

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