The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 25, 2022). Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States.

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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#2-Lucy by the Sea, by Elizabeth Strout (9780593446065)
#3-The Bullet That Missed, by Richard Osman (9780593299395)
#7-Less Is Lost, by Andrew Sean Greer (9780316498906)
#12-Dreamland, by Nicholas Sparks (9780593449554)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-The Divider, by Peter Baker, Susan Glasser (9780385546539)
#5-Starry Messenger, by Neil deGrasse Tyson (9781250861504)
#14-Indigenous Continent, by Pekka Hämäläinen (9781631496998)
Paperback Nonfiction
#13-Children of Ash and Elm, by Neil Price (9781541601116)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#1-Odder, by Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.) (9781250147424)
#12-Wildoak, by C.C. Harrington (9781338803860)
Young Adult
#10-Hocus Pocus, by A.W. Jantha, Gris Grimly (Illus.) (9781368076685)
#12-This Book Is Gay, by Juno Dawson (9781728254326)
Children’s Illustrated
#9-Hey, Bruce!, by Ryan Higgins (9781368084116)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
2. Lucy by the Sea- Debut
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $28, 9780593446065
3. The Bullet That Missed- Debut
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $27, 9780593299395
4. The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28, 9780593320624
5. Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $28, 9780593158685
6. Nona the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir, Tordotcom, $28.99, 9781250854117
7. Less Is Lost- Debut
Andrew Sean Greer, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316498906
8. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
9. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
10. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
11. Lessons
Ian McEwan, Knopf, $30, 9780593535202
12. Dreamland- Debut
Nicholas Sparks, Random House, $28.99, 9780593449554
13. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
14. All Good People Here
Ashley Flowers, Bantam, $28, 9780593496473
15. Bliss Montage: Stories
Ling Ma, FSG, $26, 9780374293512

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
2. The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021- Debut
Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Doubleday, $32, 9780385546539
3. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780525537113
4. Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Nina Totenberg, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982188085
5. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization- Debut
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Henry Holt and Co., $28.99, 9781250861504
6. Solito: A Memoir
Javier Zamora, Hogarth, $28, 9780593498064
7. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
8. The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II
Buzz Bissinger, Harper, $32.5, 9780062879929
9. Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber
Andy Borowitz, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781668003886
10. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
11. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear, Avery, $27, 9780735211292
12. The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Gabor Maté, M.D., Daniel Maté, Avery, $30, 9780593083888
13. Happy-Go-Lucky
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316392457
14. Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America- Debut
Pekka Hämäläinen, Liveright, $40, 9781631496998
15. Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $28, 9780593319437

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
2. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
3. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
5. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. Book Lovers
Emily Henry, Berkley, $17, 9780593334836
8. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
9. Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781476753188
10. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
11. The Personal Librarian
Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, Berkley, $17, 9780593101544
12. A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $18, 9781635575569
13. Love on the Brain
Ali Hazelwood, Berkley, $17, 9780593336847
14. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
15. November 9
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110344

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. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
5. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Vintage, $17, 9780525565994
6. The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
7. How to Focus (Mindfulness Essentials #9)
Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.), Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781952692178
8. Gender Queer: A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Oni Press, $19.99, 9781549304002
9. The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
10. Educated: A Memoir (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $18.99, 9780399590528
11. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
12. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220
13. Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings- Debut
Neil Price, Basic Books, $19.99, 9781541601116
14. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
15. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316296816

MASS MARKET
1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
3. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
6. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Penguin, $11, 9780399501487
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $9.99, 9780593540350
10. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Odder- Debut
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
2. The Tryout: A Graphic Novel
Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338741261
3. The Stars Did Wander Darkling
Colin Meloy, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063015517
4. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
5. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Katherine Tegen Books, $15.99, 9780063084087
6. Garlic and the Witch
Bree Paulsen, Quill Tree Books, $13.99, 9780062995117
7. Drama: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic, $12.99, 9781338801897
8. The Midnight Children
Dan Gemeinhart, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $16.99, 9781250196729
9. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324
10. Attack of the Black Rectangles
A.S. King, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338680522
11. Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
12. Wildoak (An Indies Introduce Title)- Debut
C.C. Harrington, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338803860
13. Swim Team
Johnnie Christmas, HarperAlley, $12.99, 9780063056763
14. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465
15. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062691194

YOUNG ADULT
1. Nothing More to Tell
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780593175903
2. The Sunbearer Trials
Aiden Thomas, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250822130
3. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
4. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
5. The Weight of Blood
Tiffany D. Jackson, Katherine Tegen Books, $18.99, 9780063029149
6. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
7. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Shea Ernshaw, Disney Press, $18.99, 9781368069601
8. The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror
Chloe Gong, Erica Waters, Hannah Whitten, Aden Polydoros, Shakira Toussaint, Courtney Gould, Allison Saft, Tori Bovalino (Ed.), Page Street Kids, $18.99, 9781645676225
9. Lightlark
Alex Aster, Amulet, $19.99, 9781419760860
10. Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization- Debut
A.W. Jantha, Gris Grimly (Illus.), Disney Press, $24.99, 9781368076685
11. Hell Followed with Us
Andrew Joseph White, Peachtree Teen, $18.99, 9781682633243
12. This Book Is Gay- Debut
Juno Dawson, Sourcebooks Fire, $12.99, 9781728254326
13. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
14. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316013697
15. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Clarion Books, $9.99, 9780544340688

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Creepy Crayon!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534465886
2. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
3. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861
4. The Crayons Trick or Treat
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593621028
5. Farmhouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. Construction Site Gets a Fright!
Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illus.), Chronicle, $12.99, 9781797204321
8. Little Ghostie: Finger Puppet Book
Emily Dove (Illus.), Chronicle, $7.99, 9781797212883
9. Hey, Bruce!: An Interactive Book- Debut
Ryan Higgins, Disney-Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368084116
10. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
11. Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Clarion Books, $18.99, 9780358722823
12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
13. There’s a Ghost In This House
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $27.99, 9780593466186
14. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Fall
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $8.99, 9780593384763

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Heartstopper (hardcover and paperback)
Alice Oseman, Graphix
3. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Scholastic
4. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
5. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
6. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
7. Elephant and Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
8. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
10. Dragon Masters (paperback)
Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illus.), Scholastic