The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, October 13, (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 10, 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-The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles (9780735222359)
#3-Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen (9780374181178)
#11-The Every, by Dave Eggers (9781952119361)
#15-An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed, by Helene Tursten (9781641291675)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-The Storyteller, by Dave Grohl (9780063076099)
#3-Taste, by Stanley Tucci (9781982168018)
#4-A Carnival of Snackery, by David Sedaris (9780316558792)
#8-There Is Nothing for You Here, by Fiona Hill (9780358574316)
#13-A Confederacy of Dumptys, by John Lithgow (9781797209470)
Paperback Nonfiction
#2-On Tyranny Graphic Edition, by Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illus.) (9781984859150)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#10-The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities, by Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, Rick Riordan (9781368070836)
Young Adult
#6-Vespertine, by Margaret Rogerson (9781534477117)
#14-Squad, by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illus.) (9780062943149)
Children’s Illustrated
#12-Hardly Haunted, by Jessie Sima (9781534441705)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Lincoln Highway- Debut
Amor Towles, Viking, $30, 9780735222359
2. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $30, 9781982168438
3. Crossroads- Debut
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $30, 9780374181178
4. Bewilderment
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393881141
5. Harlem Shuffle
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545136
6. Beautiful World, Where Are You
Sally Rooney, FSG, $28, 9780374602604
7. Matrix
Lauren Groff, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634499
8. Apples Never Fall
Liane Moriarty, Holt, $28.99, 9781250220257
9. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
10. Under the Whispering Door
TJ Klune, Tor, $26.99, 9781250217349
11. The Every- Debut
Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s, $28, 9781952119361
12. The Madness of Crowds
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145260
13. The Last Graduate
Naomi Novik, Del Rey, $28, 9780593128862
14. The Man Who Died Twice
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9781984880994
15. An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed- Debut
Helene Tursten, Soho Crime, $14.99, 9781641291675

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Peril
Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, S&S, $30, 9781982182915
2. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music- Debut
Dave Grohl, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780063076099
3. Taste: My Life Through Food- Debut
Stanley Tucci, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982168018
4. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)- Debut
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $32, 9780316558792
5. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper, $30, 9780062964618
6. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
7. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $26.95, 9781324001935
8. There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century- Debut
Fiona Hill, Mariner Books, $30, 9780358574316
9. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
10. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
11. Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography
Laurie Woolever, Ecco, $29.99, 9780062909107
12. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525656098
13. A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse- Debut
John Lithgow, Chronicle Prism, $22.95, 9781797209470
14. No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear)
Kate Bowler, Random House, $27, 9780593230770
15. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258

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. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
4. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898876
5. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
6. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501160844
7. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
8. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593
9. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
10. People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806758
11. Piranesi
Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $17, 9781635577808
12. The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671196
13. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $17, 9780525620808
14. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $18, 9781501173219
15. The Once and Future Witches
Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $17.99, 9780316422017

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
2. On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century- Debut
Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illus.), Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781984859150
3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
4. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
5. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316242400
6. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
7. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $9.95, 9781571988935
8. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Crown, $9.99, 9780804190114
9. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
10. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
11. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $17, 9780804172721
12. Why Fish Don’t Exist
Lulu Miller, S&S, $17, 9781501160349
13. Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Paul Hawken, Penguin, $25, 9780143136972
14. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann, Vintage, $17, 9780307742483
15. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $16.99, 9780060899226

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
4. Foundation
Isaac Asimov, Spectra, $7.99, 9780553293357
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
6. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
7. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
8. Children of Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441104024
9. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino, Harper Perennial, $9.99, 9780063112520

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. The Beatryce Prophecy
Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Candlewick, $19.99, 9781536213614
2. Pony
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. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
6. Hooky
Míriam Bonastre Tur, Etch/Clarion Books, $12.99, 9780358468295
7. Willodeen
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147400
8. Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062652638
9. Kaleidoscope
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $19.99, 9781338777246
10. The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes- Debut
Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, Rick Riordan, Rick Riordan Presents, $17.99, 9781368070836
11. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
12. Egg Marks the Spot
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750064
13. Garlic and the Vampire
Bree Paulsen, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062995087
14. The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1)
Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338660425
15. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500

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. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
4. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
5. The Girl from the Sea
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574
6. Vespertine- Debut
Margaret Rogerson, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534477117
7. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
8. Once Upon a Broken Heart
Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books, $19.99, 9781250268396
9. Beasts of Prey
Ayana Gray, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593405680
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
11. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
12. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
13. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
14. Squad- Debut
Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $14.99, 9780062943149
15. These Violent Delights
Chloe Gong, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781534457690

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. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
4. Woodland Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523514687
5. The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $10.99, 9780062954541
6. Boo! Baa, La La La!
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781534452831
7. It Fell from the Sky
Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534457621
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
10. What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck?
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $14.99, 9780358561958
11. Where Do Diggers Trick-or-Treat?
Brianna Caplan Sayres, Christian Slade (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780593310175
12. Hardly Haunted- Debut
Jessie Sima, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534441705
13. We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $17.99, 9781250203557
14. Ten Spooky Pumpkins
Gris Grimly, Orchard Books, $17.99, 9781338112443
15. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035

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. Elephant and Piggie  (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
5. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Graphix
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
8. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
9. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
10. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers