The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, October 6, (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 3, 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
#1-Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr (9781982168438)
#5-The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (9780593128862)
#10-The Man Who Died Twice, by Richard Osman (9781984880994)
#13-The Wish, by Nicholas Sparks (9781538728628)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#6-No Cure for Being Human, by Kate Bowler (9780593230770)
#7-Bourdain, by Laurie Woolever (9780062909107)
#10-The Baseball 100, by Joe Posnanski (9781982180584)
#13-Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, by Phoebe Robinson (9780593184905)
#15-Rationality, by Steven Pinker (9780525561996)
Paperback Fiction
#11-Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke (9781635577808)
#14-The Once and Future Witches, by Alix E. Harrow (9780316422017)
Paperback Nonfiction
#3-Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell (9780316299220)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#1-The Beatryce Prophecy, by Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illus.) (9781536213614)
#2-Pony, by R.J. Palacio (9780553508116)
#9-Egg Marks the Spot, by Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.) (9781643750064)
#10-Garlic and the Vampire, by Bree Paulsen (9780062995087)
#14-Barb the Last Berzerker, by Dan Abdo, Jason Patterson (9781534485716)
Young Adult
#3-Once Upon a Broken Heart, by Stephanie Garber (9781250268396)
#4-Beasts of Prey, by Ayana Gray (9780593405680)
#7-Dark Rise, by C.S. Pacat (9780062946140)
Children’s Illustrated
#3-Woodland Dance!, by Sandra Boynton (9781523514687)
#9-It Fell from the Sky, by Terry Fan, Eric Fan (9781534457621)
#13-What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck?, by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.) (9780358561958)
Children’s Series
New: A Tale of Sorcery… (A Tale of Magic…) by Chris Colfer (9780316055994)
New: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. (InvestiGators) by John Patrick Green (9781250220059)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Cloud Cuckoo Land- Debut
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $30, 9781982168438
2. Harlem Shuffle
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545136
3. Bewilderment
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393881141
4. Beautiful World, Where Are You
Sally Rooney, FSG, $28, 9780374602604
5. The Last Graduate- Debut
Naomi Novik, Del Rey, $28, 9780593128862
6. Apples Never Fall
Liane Moriarty, Holt, $28.99, 9781250220257
7. Matrix
Lauren Groff, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634499
8. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
9. Under the Whispering Door
TJ Klune, Tor, $26.99, 9781250217349
10. The Man Who Died Twice- Debut
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9781984880994
11. The Madness of Crowds
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145260
12. The Book of Form and Emptiness
Ruth Ozeki, Viking, $30, 9780399563645
13. The Wish- Debut
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728628
14. A Slow Fire Burning
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735211230
15. The Last Thing He Told Me
Laura Dave, S&S, $27, 9781501171345
On the Rise:
17. The Morning Star
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Penguin Press, $30, 9780399563423
An astonishing, ambitious, and rich novel about what we don’t understand, and our attempts to make sense of our world nonetheless.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Peril
Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, S&S, $30, 9781982182915
2. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper, $30, 9780062964618
3. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $26.95, 9781324001935
4. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
5. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
6. No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear)- Debut
Kate Bowler, Random House, $27, 9780593230770
7. Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography- Debut
Laurie Woolever, Ecco, $29.99, 9780062909107
8. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525656098
9. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
10. The Baseball 100- Debut
Joe Posnanski, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $40, 9781982180584
11. This Is Your Mind on Plants
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28, 9780593296905
12. Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780525562177
13. Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays- Debut
Phoebe Robinson, Tiny Reparations Books, $27, 9780593184905
14. Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
Tarana Burke, Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book, $28.99, 9781250621733
15. Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters- Debut
Steven Pinker, Viking, $32, 9780525561996

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
3. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501160844
4. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
5. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898876
6. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
7. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
8. People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806758
9. The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671196
10. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
11. Piranesi- Debut
Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $17, 9781635577808
12. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780735219106
13. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
14. The Once and Future Witches- Debut
Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $17.99, 9780316422017
15. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593

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- Debut
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
4. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316242400
5. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
6. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $9.95, 9781571988935
7. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $17, 9780804172721
8. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
9. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
10. Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Paul Hawken, Penguin, $25, 9780143136972
11. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive
Lucy Adlington, Harper, $17.99, 9780063030930
12. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann, Vintage, $17, 9780307742483
13. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Mikki Kendall, Penguin, $16, 9780525560562
14. Why Fish Don’t Exist
Lulu Miller, S&S, $17, 9781501160349
15. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Foundation
Isaac Asimov, Spectra, $7.99, 9780553293357
4. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino, Harper Perennial, $9.99, 9780063112520
6. The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan, Tor, $10.99, 9781250251466
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741
10. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Beatryce Prophecy- Debut
Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Candlewick, $19.99, 9781536213614
2. Pony- Debut
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780553508116
3. Friends Forever
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317568
4. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419756979
5. Kaleidoscope
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $19.99, 9781338777246
6. Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062652638
7. Willodeen
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147400
8. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
9. Egg Marks the Spot- Debut
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750064
10. Garlic and the Vampire- Debut
Bree Paulsen, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062995087
11. Hooky
Míriam Bonastre Tur, Etch/Clarion Books, $12.99, 9780358468295
12. The Awakening Storm (City of Dragons #1)
Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338660425
13. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
14. Barb the Last Berzerker- Debut
Dan Abdo, Jason Patterson, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9781534485716
15. A Wolf Called Wander
Rosanne Parry, Greenwillow Books, $7.99, 9780062895943

YOUNG ADULT
1. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
2. Iron Widow
Xiran Jay Zhao, Penguin Teen, $17.99, 9780735269934
3. Once Upon a Broken Heart- Debut
Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books, $19.99, 9781250268396
4. Beasts of Prey- Debut
Ayana Gray, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593405680
5. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
6. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
7. Dark Rise- Debut
C.S. Pacat, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062946140
8. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
9. The Girl from the Sea
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574
10. White Smoke
Tiffany D. Jackson, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780063029095
11. Defy the Night
Brigid Kemmerer, Bloomsbury YA, $18.99, 9781547604661
12. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
13. These Violent Delights
Chloe Gong, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781534457690
14. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
15. Ace of Spades
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250800817

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem
Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593203224
2. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
3. Woodland Dance!- Debut
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523514687
4. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
5. Boo! Baa, La La La!
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781534452831
6. The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $10.99, 9780062954541
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest
Phoebe Wahl, Tundra Books, $19.99, 9780735264892
9. It Fell from the Sky- Debut
Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534457621
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
11. Ten Spooky Pumpkins
Gris Grimly, Orchard Books, $17.99, 9781338112443
12. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
13. What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck?- Debut
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $14.99, 9780358561958
14. Norman Didn’t Do It!: (Yes, He Did)
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney-Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368026239
15. Where Do Diggers Trick-or-Treat?
Brianna Caplan Sayres, Christian Slade (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780593310175

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
2. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
3. Elephant and Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Scholastic
6. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
8. A Tale of Magic… (hardcover and paperback)
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
New in Series: A Tale of Sorcery… (9780316055994)
9. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
10. InvestiGators (hardcover)
John Patrick Green, First Second
New in Series: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. (9781250220059)