Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, March 14, 2021). Based on reporting from 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
#12-Transient Desires, by Donna Leon (9780802158178)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-The Code Breaker, by Walter Isaacson (9781982115852)
Paperback Fiction
#4-The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn (9780062943477)
#14-In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle (9781982137458)
#15-Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert (9780062941275)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $28, 9780593318171
2. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
3. The Four Winds
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $28.99, 9781250178602
4. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
5. The Committed
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $27, 9780802157065
6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
7. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
8. The Paris Library
Janet Skeslien Charles, Atria, $28, 9781982134198
9. The Lost Apothecary
Sarah Penner, Park Row, $27.99, 9780778311010
10. We Begin at the End
Chris Whitaker, Holt, $27.99, 9781250759665
11. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
12. Transient Desires- Debut
Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press, $27, 9780802158178
13. The Sanatorium
Sarah Pearse, Pamela Dorman Books, $27, 9780593296677
14. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
15. A Court of Silver Flames
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $28, 9781681196282

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
2. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race- Debut
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781982115852
3. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
4. Dusk, Night, Dawn
Anne Lamott, Riverhead Books, $20, 9780593189696
5. The Sum of Us
Heather McGhee, One World, $28, 9780525509561
6. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Bill Gates, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385546133
7. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
8. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9781984856029
9. Think Again
Adam Grant, Viking, $28, 9781984878106
10. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45, 9781524763169
11. Four Hundred Souls
Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain (Eds.), One World, $32, 9780593134047
12. Keep Sharp
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., S&S, $28, 9781501166730
13. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
14. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
15. The Soul of a Woman
Isabel Allende, Ballantine, $22.99, 9780593355626

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
2. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
3. Later
Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $14.95, 9781789096491
4. The Rose Code- Debut
Kate Quinn, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062943477
5. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780735216730
6. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780062963680
7. The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525562948
8. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
9. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182
10. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
11. Writers & Lovers
Lily King, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148544
12. Interior Chinatown
Charles Yu, Vintage, $16, 9780307948472
13. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
14. In Five Years- Debut
Rebecca Serle, Atria, $17, 9781982137458
15. Act Your Age, Eve Brown- Debut
Talia Hibbert, Avon, $15.99, 9780062941275

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. The Body
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $17, 9780804172721
3. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $18.99, 9781524763145
4. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
5. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Penguin, $16, 9780525560562
6. Hidden Valley Road
Robert Kolker, Anchor, $17, 9780525562641
7. Nomadland
Jessica Bruder, Norton, $16.95, 9780393356311
8. We Do This ’til We Free Us
Mariame Kaba, Haymarket Books, $16.95, 9781642595253
9. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
10. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
11. The Body Is Not an Apology
Sonya Renee Taylor, Berrett-Koehler, $18.95, 9781523090990
12. Minor Feelings
Cathy Park Hong, One World, $18, 9781984820389
13. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
14. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
15. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286

MASS MARKET
1. Bridgerton: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn, Avon, $9.99, 9780063078697
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
4. Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353641
5. Bridgerton: An Offer From a Gentleman
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353658
6. Bridgerton: Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353689
7. Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353733
8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
9. Bridgerton: On the Way to the Wedding
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353818
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
2. The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling, $7.99, 9780394820378
3. Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
Michelle Obama, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593303740
4. Allergic
Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338568905
5. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
6. Amari and the Night Brothers
B.B. Alston, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062975164
7. Ground Zero
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338245752
8. When You Trap a Tiger
Tae Keller, Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524715700
9. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Greenwillow Books, $7.99, 9780062895943
10. Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body
Mindy Thomas, Guy Raz, Jack Teagle (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780358306634
11. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
12. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
13. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
14. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
15. The Ickabog
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870

YOUNG ADULT
1. Concrete Rose
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062846716
2. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
3. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
4. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
5. The Gilded Ones
Namina Forna, Delacorte Press, $18.99, 9781984848697
6. Yolk
Mary H.K. Choi, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781534446007
7. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
8. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
9. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
10. King of Scars
Leigh Bardugo, Square Fish, $12.99, 9781250618979
11. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
12. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9781442408937
13. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811
14. Game Changer
Neal Shusterman, Quill Tree Books, $17.99, 9780061998676
15. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $17.99, 9781250203557
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Milo Imagines the World
Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illus.), G.P. Putnam’s Sons (BYR), $18.99, 9780399549083
4. Outside, Inside
LeUyen Pham, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781250798350
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, G.P. Putnam’s Sons (BYR), $10.99, 9780399226908
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
8. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $9.99, 9780394800165
9. The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $9.99, 9780394800011
10. Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544938090
11. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
12. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062915627
13. Ambitious Girl
Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316229692
14. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
15. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
5. Who Was/Is…? (paperback)
Kirsten Anderson, et al., Penguin Workshop
6. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
7. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic
9. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
10. Keeper of the Lost Cities (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin