The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 15, 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:
Paperback Fiction
#15-The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (9781984880987)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#5-Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon), by Scholastic (9781338714128)
#15-Dark Waters, by Katherine Arden (9780593109151)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
2. Billy Summers
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982173616
3. Malibu Rising
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $28, 9781524798659
4. The Paper Palace
Miranda Cowley Heller, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780593329825
5. The Last Thing He Told Me
Laura Dave, S&S, $27, 9781501171345
6. Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780593135204
7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
8. Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $28, 9780593318171
9. Once There Were Wolves
Charlotte McConaghy, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250244147
10. The Hill We Climb
Amanda Gorman, Viking, $15.99, 9780593465271
11. The Cellist
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834867
12. The Final Girl Support Group
Grady Hendrix, Berkley, $26, 9780593201237
13. The Maidens
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $27.99, 9781250304452
14. Afterparties (An Indies Introduce Title)
Anthony Veasna So, Ecco, $27.99, 9780063049901
15. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
On the Rise:
18. We Were Never Here
Andrea Bartz, Ballantine, $27, 9781984820464
A backpacking trip has deadly consequences in Bartz’s chilling new novel.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
2. This Is Your Mind on Plants
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9780593296905
3. Crying in H Mart
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
4. I Alone Can Fix It
Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593298947
5. American Marxism
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $28, 9781501135972
6. World Travel
Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever, Ecco, $35, 9780062802798
7. The Anthropocene Reviewed
John Green, Dutton, $28, 9780525555216
8. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
9. The Premonition
Michael Lewis, Norton, $30, 9780393881554
10. The Bomber Mafia
Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown, $27, 9780316296618
11. Finding the Mother Tree
Suzanne Simard, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525656098
12. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
13. Here, Right Matters
Alexander Vindman, Harper, $26.99, 9780063079427
14. The Comfort Book
Matt Haig, Penguin Life, $22, 9780143136668
15. How the Word Is Passed
Clint Smith, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316492935

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806758
2. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
3. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780735219106
4. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898876
5. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501160844
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062868947
8. The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671196
9. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
10. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
11. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $17, 9780525620808
12. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
13. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
14. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin, $17, 9780525562047
15. The Thursday Murder Club- Debut
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
3. The Body
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $17, 9780804172721
4. All We Can Save
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson (Eds.), One World, $18, 9780593237083
5. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
6. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $17, 9780307742483
7. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
8. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
9. Entangled Life
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
10. Vesper Flights
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $17, 9780802158673
11. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
12. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Penguin, $16, 9780525560562
13. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
14. Agent Sonya
Ben Macintyre, Crown, $18, 9780593136324
15. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino, Harper Perennial, $9.99, 9780063112520
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Penguin, $11, 9780399501487
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488
8. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
9. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
2. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419756979
3. Allergic
Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338568905
4. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
5. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)- Debut
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
6. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Greenwillow Books, $7.99, 9780062895943
7. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
8. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062691194
9. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
10. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
11. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
12. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
13. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
14. Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
Kwame Mbalia (Ed.), Delacorte Press, $16.99, 9780593379936
15. Dark Waters- Debut
Katherine Arden, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780593109151

YOUNG ADULT
1. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
2. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
3. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
4. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
5. Ace of Spades
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250800817
6. The Inheritance Games
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9780759555402
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
8. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
9. The Downstairs Girl
Stacey Lee, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9781524740979
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
11. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
12. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
13. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
14. Realm Breaker
Victoria Aveyard, HarperTeen, $19.99, 9780062872623
15. Cinderella Is Dead
Kalynn Bayron, Bloomsbury YA, $10.99, 9781547606641

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Time for School, Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $18.99, 9780358412243
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Cat Problems
Jory John, Lane Smith (Illus.), Random House Studio, $17.99, 9780593302132
4. We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $17.99, 9781250203557
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
6. Blueberries for Sal
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $8.99, 9780140501698
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
8. Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419750915
9. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459
10. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
11. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $18.99, 9780803736801
12. Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race
Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illus.), Rise x Penguin Workshop, $8.99, 9780593382639
13. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
14. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $8.99, 9780358451228
15. Jungle Night
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523513604

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
6. Elephant and Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. Six of Crows (hardcover and paperback)
Leigh Bardugo, Henry Holt and Co. BYR
8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
9. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
10. Shadow and Bone (hardcover and paperback)
Leigh Bardugo, Henry Holt and Co. BYR