The Indie Bestsellers List

September 16, 2020
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The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 13, 2020). Based on reporting from 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. On Wednesday, 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
#2-Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman (9781501160837)
#7-One by One, by Ruth Ware (9781501188817)
#11-What Are You Going Through, by Sigrid Nunez (9780593191415)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-Disloyal, by Michael Cohen (9781510764699)
#8-Compromised, by Peter Strzok (9780358237068)
#9-Eat a Peach, by David Chang, Gabe Ulla (9781524759216)
#10-Just Us, by Claudia Rankine (9781644450215)
#13-Everything Beautiful in Its Time, by Jenna Bush Hager (9780062960627)
Paperback Fiction
#11-Dune, by Frank Herbert (9780441013593)
Mass Market
#9-Winter in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand (9780316435529)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#6-Before the Ever After, by Jacqueline Woodson (9780399545436)
#12-Everything Sad Is Untrue, by Daniel Nayeri (9781646140008)
Children’s Illustrated
#10-Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book, by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.) (9780593110409)
Children’s Series
New: I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived) by Lauren Tarshis (9781338317442)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. All the Devils Are Here
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239
2. Anxious People- Debut
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
3. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
4. The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $26, 9781609455910
5. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
6. Squeeze Me
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452
7. One by One- Debut
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188817
8. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
9. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
10. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
11. What Are You Going Through- Debut
Sigrid Nunez, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780593191415
12. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
13. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
14. Monogamy
Sue Miller, Harper, $28.99, 9780062969651
15. The Exiles
Christina Baker Kline, Custom House, $27.99, 9780062356345

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
2. Disloyal: A Memoir- Debut
Michael Cohen, Skyhorse, $32.50, 9781510764699
3. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
4. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
5. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
6. His Truth Is Marching On
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30, 9781984855022
7. Vesper Flights
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $27, 9780802128812
8. Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump- Debut
Peter Strzok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358237068
9. Eat a Peach: A Memoir- Debut
David Chang, Gabe Ulla, Clarkson Potter, $28, 9781524759216
10. Just Us: An American Conversation- Debut
Claudia Rankine, Graywolf Press, $30, 9781644450215
11. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
12. Melania and Me
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982151249
13. Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss- Debut
Jenna Bush Hager, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062960627
14. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547
15. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
3. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
4. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
5. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525562627
6. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
7. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
8. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
9. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
10. The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $16.95, 9781101971383
11. Dune- Debut
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593
12. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Olga Tokarczuk, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780525541349
13. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
14. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
15. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
2. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
3. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
4. The Truths We Hold
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18, 9780525560739
5. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
6. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
7. Intimations
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
8. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
9. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
10. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726
11. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
12. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934
13. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
14. Know My Name
Chanel Miller, Penguin, $18, 9780735223721
15. My Grandmother’s Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
4. The Guardians
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620945
5. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538750544
6. Lethal Agent
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501190636
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741
9. Winter in Paradise- Debut
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316435529
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487

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. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
4. A Whale of the Wild
Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062995926
5. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
6. Before the Ever After- Debut
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780399545436
7. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
8. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
9. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
10. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
11. Witches of Brooklyn
Sophie Escabasse, Random House Graphic, $12.99, 9780593119273
12. Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story)- Debut
Daniel Nayeri, Levine Querido, $17.99, 9781646140008
13. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
14. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
15. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293

YOUNG ADULT
1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480
3. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
4. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
5. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
6. A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $19.99, 9780374308865
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
8. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
9. You Should See Me in a Crown (An Indies Introduce Title)
Leah Johnson, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338503265
10. Clap When You Land
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062882769
11. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811
12. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nic Stone, Ember, $9.99, 9781101939529
13. One of Us Is Next
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780525707967
14. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780142424179
15. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
2. Wild Symphony
Dan Brown, Susan Batori (Illus.), Rodale Kids, $18.99, 9780593123843
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780525518778
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
6. I Promise
LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illus.), Harper, $19.99, 9780062971067
7. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
9. The Barnabus Project
Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Devin Fan, Tundra Books, $18.99, 9780735263260
10. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book- Debut
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
11. You Matter
Christian Robinson, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534421691
12. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
13. Blueberries for Sal
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140501698
14. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
15. Sulwe
Lupita Nyong’o, Vashti Harrison (Illus.), Simon & Schuster  Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534425361

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. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Twilight (hardcover and paperback)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
9. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Ellen Morgan, et. Al, Penguin Workshop
10. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
New in Series: I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (9781338317442)

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