Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 21, 2021). 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 afternoon, go to the bestseller page on BookWeb.org and choose the format that works best for you.
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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#12-Termination Shock, by Neal Stephenson (9780063028050)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#1-The 1619 Project, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine (9780593230572)
#8-Betrayal, by Jonathan Karl (9780593186329)
#12-Get Untamed, by Glennon Doyle (9780593235652)
Paperback Fiction
#12-The Every, by Dave Eggers (9780593315347)
#14-The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan (9780063141674)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#13-How Do You Live?, by Genzaburo Yoshino, Bruno Navasky (Transl.) (9781616209773)
Young Adult
#3-Our Violent Ends, by Chloe Gong (9781534457720)
#14-Roxy, by Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman (9781534451254)
Children’s Illustrated
#1-Jan Brett’s The Nutcracker, by Jan Brett (9780593109823)
#2-The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illus.) (9780593307359)
#9-Christmas Mouse, by Emily Dove (Illus.) (9781797205694)
#14-The Legend of the Christmas Witch, by Dan Murphy, Aubrey Plaza, Julia Iredale, (Illus.) (9780593350805)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Lincoln Highway
Amor Towles, Viking, $30, 9780735222359
2. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $28.99, 9780062671127
3. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $30, 9781982168438
4. Oh William!
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812989434
5. The Stranger in the Lifeboat
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062888341
6. State of Terror
Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press, $30, 9781982173678
7. Harlem Shuffle
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545136
8. Bewilderment
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393881141
9. Our Country Friends
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $28, 9781984855121
10. The Judge’s List
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385546027
11. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
12. Termination Shock- Debut
Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35, 9780063028050
13. Crossroads
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $30, 9780374181178
14. Silverview
John le Carré, Viking, $28, 9780593490594
15. The Dark Hours
Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316485647

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story- Debut
Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine, One World, $38, 9780593230572
2. The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
David Graeber, David Wengrow, FSG, $35, 9780374157357
3. Taste: My Life Through Food
Stanley Tucci, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982168018
4. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
Dave Grohl, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780063076099
5. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
6. The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
Paul McCartney, Liveright, $100, 9781631492563
7. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $32, 9780316558792
8. Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show- Debut
Jonathan Karl, Dutton, $28, 9780593186329
9. The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams, Gail Hudson, Celadon Books, $28, 9781250784094
10. Renegades: Born in the USA
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Crown, $50, 9780593236314
11. Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside
Nick Offerman, Dutton, $28, 9781101984697
12. Get Untamed: The Journal (How to Quit Pleasing and Start Living)- Debut
Glennon Doyle, Clarkson Potter, $19.99, 9780593235652
13. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
14. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $26.95, 9781324001935
15. Will
Will Smith, Penguin Press, $30, 9781984877925

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780593438374
2. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
4. The Searcher
Tana French, Penguin, $18, 9780735224674
5. The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671196
6. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501160844
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
8. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
9. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
10. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
11. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898876
12. The Every- Debut
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $17.95, 9780593315347
13. People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806758
14. The Christmas Bookshop- Debut
Jenny Colgan, Morrow, $16.99, 9780063141674
15. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780735219106

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
3. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
4. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316242400
5. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love: Recipes to Unlock the Secrets of Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer
Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi, Clarkson Potter, $32, 9780593234365
6. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
8. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $17, 9780804172721
9. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $9.95, 9781571988935
10. On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illus.), Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781984859150
11. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
12. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807057834
13. First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
Thomas E. Ricks, Harper Perennial, $18.99, 9780062997463
14. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
15. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
On the Rise:
17. Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, Simon & Schuster, $18, 9781982112721
Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
2. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. Foundation
Isaac Asimov, Spectra, $7.99, 9780553293357
5. The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan, Tor, $10.99, 9781250251466
6. Children of Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441104024
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
9. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Christmas Pig
J.K. Rowling, Jim Field (Illus.), Scholastic, $24.99, 9781338790238
2. Daughter of the Deep
Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion, $19.99, 9781368077927
3. Out of My Heart
Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $18.99, 9781665902168
4. The Beatryce Prophecy
Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Candlewick, $19.99, 9781536213614
5. Pony
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780553508116
6. Friends Forever
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317568
7. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
8. The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1)
Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338660425
9. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419756979
10. Willodeen
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147400
11. Egg Marks the Spot
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750064
12. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
13. How Do You Live?- Debut
Genzaburo Yoshino, Bruno Navasky (Transl.), Algonquin Young Readers, $17.95, 9781616209773
14. The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes
Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, Rick Riordan, Rick Riordan Presents, $17.99, 9781368070836
15. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278

YOUNG ADULT
1. Gilded
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250618849
2. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
3. Our Violent Ends- Debut
Chloe Gong, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781534457720
4. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
5. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
6. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
7. All of Us Villains
Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman, Tor Teen, $18.99, 9781250789259
8. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
9. The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574
10. You’ve Reached Sam
Dustin Thao, Wednesday Books, $18.99, 9781250762030
11. Once Upon a Broken Heart
Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books, $19.99, 9781250268396
12. Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Malinda Lo, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525555254
13. Beasts of Prey
Ayana Gray, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593405680
14. Roxy- Debut
Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534451254
15. Skin of the Sea
Natasha Bowen, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593120941

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Jan Brett’s The Nutcracker- Debut
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109823
2. The 1619 Project: Born on the Water- Debut
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illus.), Kokila, $18.99, 9780593307359
3. Aaron Slater, Illustrator
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419753961
4. Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem
Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593203224
5. Woodland Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523514687
6. The Smart Cookie
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780063045408
7. It Fell from the Sky
Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534457621
8. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
9. Christmas Mouse: Finger Puppet Book- Debut
Emily Dove (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $7.99, 9781797205694
10. Construction Site: Merry and Bright
Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $12.99, 9781797204291
11. There’s a Ghost In This House
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $27.99, 9780593466186
12. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
13. The Crayons’ Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $19.99, 9780525515746
14. The Legend of the Christmas Witch- Debut
Dan Murphy, Aubrey Plaza, Julia Iredale (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593350805
15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
3. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
6. Elephant and Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
8. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Scholastic
9. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
10. Dragon Masters (paperback)
Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illus.), Scholastic