The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 22, 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
#11-Velvet Was the Night, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (9780593356821)
#13-Damnation Spring, by Ash Davidson (9781982144401)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#4-The Reckoning, by Mary L. Trump (9781250278456)
#5-All In, by Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers (9781101947333)
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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. Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $28, 9780593318171
8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
9. Once There Were Wolves
Charlotte McConaghy, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250244147
10. The Final Girl Support Group
Grady Hendrix, Berkley, $26, 9780593201237
11. Velvet Was the Night- Debut
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $28, 9780593356821
12. The Hill We Climb
Amanda Gorman, Viking, $15.99, 9780593465271
13. Damnation Spring- Debut
Ash Davidson, Scribner, $28, 9781982144401
14. The Maidens
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $27.99, 9781250304452
15. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Crying in H Mart
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
3. This Is Your Mind on Plants
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9780593296905
4. The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal- Debut
Mary L. Trump, St. Martin’s, $28.99, 9781250278456
5. All In: An Autobiography- Debut
Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers, Knopf, $30, 9781101947333
6. World Travel
Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever, Ecco, $35, 9780062802798
7. The Anthropocene Reviewed
John Green, Dutton, $28, 9780525555216
8. I Alone Can Fix It
Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593298947
9. Finding the Mother Tree
Suzanne Simard, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525656098
10. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
11. The Premonition
Michael Lewis, Norton, $30, 9780393881554
12. The Bomber Mafia
Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown, $27, 9780316296618
13. American Marxism
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $28, 9781501135972
14. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
15. The Comfort Book
Matt Haig, Penguin Life, $22, 9780143136668

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. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062868947
6. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501160844
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
8. The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671196
9. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
10. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
11. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
12. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $17, 9780525620808
13. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
14. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin, $17, 9780525562047
15. The Thursday Murder Club
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. Entangled Life
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
5. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
6. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
7. All We Can Save
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson (Eds.), One World, $18, 9780593237083
8. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
9. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $17, 9780307742483
10. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Penguin, $16, 9780525560562
11. Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226
12. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
13. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286
14. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
15. All About Love
bell hooks, Morrow, $15.99, 9780060959470

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. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
5. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Penguin, $11, 9780399501487
8. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741
10. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419756979
2. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
3. Allergic
Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338568905
4. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
5. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062691194
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
7. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
8. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
9. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
10. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
11. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Greenwillow Books, $7.99, 9780062895943
12. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
13. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
14. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
15. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094

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. The Inheritance Games
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9780759555402
6. Ace of Spades
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250800817
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
8. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
9. Realm Breaker
Victoria Aveyard, HarperTeen, $19.99, 9780062872623
10. The Downstairs Girl
Stacey Lee, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9781524740979
11. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
12. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
13. Six Crimson Cranes
Elizabeth Lim, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593300916
14. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
15. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $11.99, 9780142423622

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. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $17.99, 9781250203557
6. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illus.), Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $8.99, 9780805047905
9. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459
10. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $18.99, 9780803736801
11. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
12. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781563054426
13. Bodies Are Cool
Tyler Feder, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780593112625
14. Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419750915
15. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $8.99, 9780358451228

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