Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 20, 2022).
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
#4-The Lost Metal, by Brandon Sanderson (9780765391193)
#15-Foster, by Claire Keegan (9780802160140)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#1-The Light We Carry, by Michelle Obama (9780593237465)
#4-Smitten Kitchen Keepers, by Deb Perelman (9780593318782)
#5-A Book of Days, by Patti Smith (9780593448540)
#10-Number One Is Walking, by Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.) (9781250815293)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#3-Unstoppable Us, Volume 1, by Yuval Noah Harari, Ricard Zaplana Ruiz (Illus.) (9780593643464)
Children’s Illustrated
#9-Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long, by AG Ford (Illus.), Sherri Duskey Rinker (9781797213873)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50, 9780063251922
2. The Passenger
Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30, 9780307268990
3. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
4. The Lost Metal- Debut
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $29.99, 9780765391193
5. Galatea: A Short Story
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $12, 9780063280519
6. Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29, 9780593492543
7. Liberation Day
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780525509592
8. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
9. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
10. The Boys from Biloxi
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385548922
11. Desert Star
Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316485654
12. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
13. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ballantine, $29.99, 9781984818386
14. The World We Make
N. K. Jemisin, Orbit, $30, 9780316509893
15. Foster- Debut
Claire Keegan, Grove Press, $20, 9780802160140

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times- Debut
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9780593237465
2. I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
3. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984822789
4. Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files- Debut
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9780593318782
5. A Book of Days- Debut
Patti Smith, Random House, $28.99, 9780593448540
6. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story
Bono, Knopf, $34, 9780525521044
7. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Jon Meacham, Random House, $40, 9780553393965
8. The Philosophy of Modern Song
Bob Dylan, Simon & Schuster, $45, 9781451648706
9. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32.5, 9781982117351
10. Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions- Debut
Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.), Celadon Books, $30, 9781250815293
11. The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
Stacy Schiff, Little, Brown, $35, 9780316441117
12. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780525537113
13. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir
Matthew Perry, Flatiron Books, $29.99, 9781250866448
14. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
15. Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Nina Totenberg, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982188085

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. It Starts with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668001226
2. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
4. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20, 9781982168445
5. Legends & Lattes
Travis Baldree, Tor, $17.99, 9781250886088
6. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
7. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
8. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
9. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
10. Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir, Ballantine, $20, 9780593135228
11. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
12. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
13. And Yet: Poems
Kate Baer, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780063115552
14. The Best American Short Stories 2022
Andrew Sean Greer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $17.99, 9780358664710
15. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Shehan Karunatilaka, Norton, $18.95, 9781324064824

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 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. All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
4. These Precious Days: Essays
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780063092792
5. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
6. The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
7. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316270182
8. The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
9. The Years
Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Transl.), Seven Stories Press, $19.95, 9781609807870
10. The Best American Essays 2022
Alexander Chee, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $17.99, 9780358658870
11. Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion
Gabrielle Blair, Workman, $14.99, 9781523523184
12. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $18, 9781984899019
13. All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business
Mel Brooks, Ballantine, $20, 9780593159132
14. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Vintage, $17, 9780525565994
15. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

MASS MARKET
1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016
3. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
4. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
5. A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
6. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
9. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365279
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Odder
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
2. Two Degrees
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338735673
3. Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World- Debut
Yuval Noah Harari, Ricard Zaplana Ruiz (Illus.), Bright Matter Books, $24.99, 9780593643464
4. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324
5. Sweet Valley Twins: Best Friends (A Graphic Novel)
Francine Pascal, Claudia Aguirre (Illus.), Random House Graphic, $13.99, 9780593376461
6. The Tryout: A Graphic Novel
Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338741261
7. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Katherine Tegen Books, $15.99, 9780063084087
8. A Rover’s Story
Jasmine Warga, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063113923
9. The Door of No Return
Kwame Alexander, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316441865
10. Wildoak (An Indies Introduce Title)
C. C. Harrington, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338803860
11. Frizzy
Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250259639
12. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
13. Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
14. An Anthology of Aquatic Life
Sam Hume, DK Children, $21.99, 9780744059823
15. Pokémon Visual Companion
DK Children, $14.99, 9780744063639

YOUNG ADULT
1. Bloodmarked
Tracy Deonn, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781534441637
2. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illus.), Zest Books, $17.99, 9781728458991
3. The First to Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $19.99, 9780063240803
4. Scattered Showers: Stories
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $24.99, 9781250855411
5. Cursed
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250618917
6. I Was Born for This
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338830934
7. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
8. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
9. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
10. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
11. The Sunbearer Trials
Aiden Thomas, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250822130
12. Hell Followed with Us
Andrew Joseph White, Peachtree Teen, $18.99, 9781682633243
13. All My Rage
Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, $19.99, 9780593202340
14. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $14.99, 9780375842207
15. The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $6.99, 9781665914352
2. The Sour Grape
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $19.99, 9780063045415
3. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Orchard Books, $18.99, 9781338673845
4. Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun’s Thanksgiving Story
Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, Alexis Bunten, Garry Meeches Sr. (Illus.), Charlesbridge, $16.99, 9781623542900
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Pookie’s Thanksgiving
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $6.99, 9781665922630
7. Green Is for Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593353387
8. Farmhouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
9. Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long- Debut
AG Ford (Illus.), Sherri Duskey Rinker, Chronicle Books, $17.99, 9781797213873
10. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
11. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780544320413
12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593434383
13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
14. Cozy in Love
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593109854
15. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
3. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
4. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
5. Keeper of the Lost Cities (hardcover and paperback)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J. K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illus.), Scholastic
8. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
9. Heartstopper (hardcover and paperback)
Alice Oseman, Graphix
10. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix