The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 23, 2022). 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-Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver (9780063251922)
#3-Liberation Day, by George Saunders (9780525509592)
#4-The Boys from Biloxi, by John Grisham (9780385548922)
#6-The Last Chairlift, by John Irving (9781501189272)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#2-And There Was Light, by Jon Meacham (9780553393965)
#4-The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, by Paul Newman (9780593534502)
#7-Madly, Deeply, by Alan Rickman (9781250847959)
Paperback Fiction
#1-It Starts with Us, by Colleen Hoover (9781668001226)
Paperback Nonfiction
#5-Ejaculate Responsibly, by Gabrielle Blair (9781523523184)
#6-Empire of Pain, by Patrick Radden Keefe (9781984899019)
#11-Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things, by Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi (9780593234389)
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#9-Frizzy, by Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illus.) (9781250259639)
Young Adult
#2-I Was Born for This, by Alice Oseman (9781338830934)
Children’s Illustrated
#3-The Three Billy Goats Gruff, by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.) (9781338673845)
Children’s Series
New: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005: A Graphic Novel, by Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illus.)  (9781338766943)
New: An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 5, by Mo Willems  (9781368072243)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Demon Copperhead- Debut
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50, 9780063251922
2. Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29, 9780593492543
3. Liberation Day: Stories- Debut
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780525509592
4. The Boys from Biloxi- Debut
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385548922
5. Lucy by the Sea
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $28, 9780593446065
6. The Last Chairlift- Debut
John Irving, Simon & Schuster, $38, 9781501189272
7. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
8. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
9. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ballantine, $29.99, 9781984818386
10. Babel
R. F. Kuang, Harper Voyager, $27.99, 9780063021426
11. The Winners
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28.99, 9781982112790
12. The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28, 9780593320624
13. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
14. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
15. The Bullet That Missed
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $27, 9780593299395

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
2. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle- Debut
Jon Meacham, Random House, $40, 9780553393965
3. Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America
Maggie Haberman, Penguin Press, $32, 9780593297346
4. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir- Debut
Paul Newman, Knopf, $32, 9780593534502
5. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780525537113
6. Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Nina Totenberg, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982188085
7. Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman- Debut
Alan Rickman, Henry Holt and Co., $32, 9781250847959
8. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Henry Holt and Co., $28.99, 9781250861504
9. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743
10. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear, Avery, $27, 9780735211292
11. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
12. The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II
Buzz Bissinger, Harper, $32.50, 9780062879929
13. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
14. How We Live Is How We Die
Pema Chödrön, Shambhala, $24.95, 9781611809244
15. Healing Through Words
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $24.99, 9781524873264

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. It Starts with Us- Debut
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668001226
2. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
4. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
5. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20, 9781982168445
6. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
7. Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir, Ballantine, $20, 9780593135228
8. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
9. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
10. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
11. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
12. Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781476753188
13. The Personal Librarian
Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray, Berkley, $17, 9780593101544
14. A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $18, 9781635575569
15. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 9781571313560
2. All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
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. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
5. Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion- Debut
Gabrielle Blair, Workman, $14.99, 9781523523184
6. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty- Debut
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $18, 9781984899019
7. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316270182
8. How to Focus (Mindfulness Essentials #9)
Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.), Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781952692178
9. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Vintage, $17, 9780525565994
10. The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
11. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things- Debut
Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi, Clarkson Potter, $32, 9780593234389
12. Getting Lost
Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Transl.), Seven Stories Press, $18.95, 9781644212196
13. The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
14. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper, $18.99, 9780062964625
15. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321

MASS MARKET
1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016
3. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
4. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $9.99, 9780307743657
5. A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
6. The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345325815
7. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541
8. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365279
9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
10. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Odder
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
2. Two Degrees
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338735673
3. The Tryout: A Graphic Novel
Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338741261
4. The Door of No Return
Kwame Alexander, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316441865
5. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
6. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Katherine Tegen Books, $15.99, 9780063084087
7. The Stars Did Wander Darkling
Colin Meloy, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063015517
8. A Rover’s Story
Jasmine Warga, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063113923
9. Frizzy- Debut
Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250259639
10. Besties: Find Their Groove
Kayla Miller, Kristina Luu (Illus.), Jeffrey Canino, Clarion Books, $13.99, 9780358561927
11. Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264
12. Garlic and the Witch
Bree Paulsen, Quill Tree Books, $13.99, 9780062995117
13. Drama: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic, $12.99, 9781338801897
14. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419756979
15. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324

YOUNG ADULT
1. The First to Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $19.99, 9780063240803
2. I Was Born for This- Debut
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338830934
3. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
4. Nothing More to Tell
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780593175903
5. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Shea Ernshaw, Disney Press, $18.99, 9781368069601
6. The Sunbearer Trials
Aiden Thomas, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250822130
7. Foul Lady Fortune
Chloe Gong, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $21.99, 9781665905589
8. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
9. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
10. A Scatter of Light
Malinda Lo, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525555285
11. Hell Followed with Us
Andrew Joseph White, Peachtree Teen, $18.99, 9781682633243
12. Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization
A. W. Jantha, Gris Grimly (Illus.), Disney Press, $24.99, 9781368076685
13. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $14.99, 9780375842207
14. Lightlark
Alex Aster, Amulet, $19.99, 9781419760860
15. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
2. Creepy Crayon!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534465886
3. The Three Billy Goats Gruff- Debut
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Orchard Books, $18.99, 9781338673845
4. The Crayons Trick or Treat
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593621028
5. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780544772533
6. Little Ghostie: Finger Puppet Book
Emily Dove (Illus.), Chronicle, $7.99, 9781797212883
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Construction Site Gets a Fright!
Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books, $12.99, 9781797204321
9. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
11. Farmhouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
12. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
13. The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $10.99, 9780062954541
14. There’s a Ghost In This House
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $27.99, 9780593466186
15. Creepy Carrots!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781442402973

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. I Survived (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illus.), Scholastic
New: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005: A Graphic Novel (9781338766943)
4. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
5. Heartstopper (hardcover and paperback)
Alice Oseman, Graphix
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
New: An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 5 (9781368072243)
8. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback)
Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illus.), Scholastic
9. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
10. The Bad Guys (paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic