The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2022 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 18, 2022). Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States.

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Debut for the week:
Early & Middle Grade Readers
#7-Scholastic Year in Sports 2023, by James Buckley Jr. (9781338847512)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50, 9780063251922
2. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
3. A World of Curiosities
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $29.99, 9781250145291
4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
5. The Passenger
Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30, 9780307268990
6. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
7. Stella Maris
Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $26, 9780307269003
8. Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29, 9780593492543
9. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50 9781668002179
10. The Boys from Biloxi
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385548922
11. The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28, 9780593320624
12. Babel
R. F. Kuang, Harper Voyager, $27.99, 9780063021426
13. Trust
Hernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780593420317
14. Lucy by the Sea
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $28, 9780593446065
15. Liberation Day
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780525509592

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9780593237465
2. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Ed Yong, Random House, $30, 9780593133231
3. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984822789
4. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Jon Meacham, Random House, $40, 9780553393965
5. I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
6. Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9780593318782
7. A Book of Days
Patti Smith, Random House, $28.99, 9780593448540
8. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780525537113
9. The Philosophy of Modern Song
Bob Dylan, Simon & Schuster, $45, 9781451648706
10. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story
Bono, Knopf, $34, 9780525521044
11. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32.50, 9781982117351
12. The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
Stacy Schiff, Little, Brown, $35, 9780316441117
13. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
14. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
15. Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions
Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.), Celadon Books, $30, 9781250815293

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20, 9781982168445
2. It Starts with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668001226
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
4. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
5. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir, Ballantine, $20, 9780593135228
8. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
9. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
10. The Best American Short Stories 2022
Andrew Sean Greer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $17.99, 9780358664710
11. Legends & Lattes
Travis Baldree, Tor, $17.99, 9781250886088
12. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
13. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
14. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Shehan Karunatilaka, Norton, $18.95, 9781324064824
15. A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $18, 9781635575569

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. These Precious Days: Essays
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780063092792
5. The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
6. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
7. All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business
Mel Brooks, Ballantine, $20, 9780593159132
8. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Matt Kracht, Chronicle, $15.95, 9781452174037
9. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316270182
10. The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
11. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
12. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Vintage, $17, 9780525565994
13. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Erik Larson, Crown, $20, 9780385348737
14. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things
Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi, Clarkson Potter, $32, 9780593234389
15. Lost & Found: Reflections on Grief, Gratitude, and Happiness
Kathryn Schulz, Random House, $18, 9780525512486

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541
4. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741
5. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365279
6. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Odder
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
2. A Rover’s Story
Jasmine Warga, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063113923
3. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Katherine Tegen Books, $15.99, 9780063084087
4. Wildoak (An Indies Introduce Title)
C.C. Harrington, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338803860
5. The Door of No Return
Kwame Alexander, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316441865
6. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324
7. Scholastic Year in Sports 2023- Debut
James Buckley Jr., Scholastic, $12.99, 9781338847512
8. Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World
Yuval Noah Harari, Ricard Zaplana Ruiz (Illus.), Bright Matter Books, $24.99, 9780593643464
9. An Anthology of Aquatic Life
Sam Hume, DK Children, $21.99, 9780744059823
10. Two Degrees
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338735673
11. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
12. The Tryout: A Graphic Novel
Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338741261
13. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Square Fish, $8.99, 9781250153272
14. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
15. Weird But True World 2023: Incredible Facts, Awesome Photos, and Weird Wonders—for THIS YEAR and Beyond!
National Geographic Kids, $24.99, 9781426373312

YOUNG ADULT
1. Five Survive
Holly Jackson, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780593374160
2. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illus.), Zest Books, $17.99, 9781728458991
3. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
4. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
5. The First to Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $19.99, 9780063240803
6. All My Rage
Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, $19.99, 9780593202340
7. Bloodmarked
Tracy Deonn, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781534441637
8. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
9. I Was Born for This
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338830934
10. Scattered Showers: Stories
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $24.99, 9781250855411
11. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780375842207
12. The Luminaries
Susan Dennard, Tor Teen, $18.99, 9781250194046
13. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
14. Cursed
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250618917
15. We Deserve Monuments
Jas Hammonds, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781250816559

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593434383
2. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
3. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $6.99, 9781665914352
4. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
5. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Orchard Books, $18.99, 9781338673845
6. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780544320413
7. Green Is for Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593353387
8. The Mitten
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780399231094
9. Farmhouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
10. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
11. The Sour Grape
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $19.99, 9780063045415
12. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861
13. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
14. The Night Before Christmas
Clement Moore, Charles Santore (Illus.), Applesauce Press, $19.95, 9781604332377
15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908

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