The Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller List

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

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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. Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29, 9780593492543
8. Stella Maris
Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $26, 9780307269003
9. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
10. The Boys from Biloxi
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385548922
11. Babel
R. F. Kuang, Harper Voyager, $27.99, 9780063021426
12. Liberation Day
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780525509592
13. The Marriage Portrait
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28, 9780593320624
14. Galatea: A Short Story
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $12, 9780063280519
15. Trust
Hernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780593420317

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9780593237465
2. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984822789
3. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Ed Yong, Random House, $30, 9780593133231
4. I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
5. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Jon Meacham, Random House, $40, 9780553393965
6. The Philosophy of Modern Song
Bob Dylan, Simon & Schuster, $45, 9781451648706
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. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story
Bono, Knopf, $34, 9780525521044
10. Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9780593318782
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. Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals
Melissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780593233252
14. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
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. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
2. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20, 9781982168445
3. It Starts with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668001226
4. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
5. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
8. Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir, Ballantine, $20, 9780593135228
9. Verity
Colleen Hoover, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538724736
10. The Sentence
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780062671134
11. The Best American Short Stories 2022
Andrew Sean Greer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $17.99, 9780358664710
12. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
13. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Shehan Karunatilaka, Norton, $18.95, 9781324064824
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. The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95, 9781571989215
5. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
6. These Precious Days: Essays
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780063092792
7. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316270182
8. All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business
Mel Brooks, Ballantine, $20, 9780593159132
9. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Matt Kracht, Chronicle, $15.95, 9781452174037
10. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake, Random House, $18, 9780525510321
11. The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
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. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $18, 9781984899019
15. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things
Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi, Clarkson Potter, $32, 9780593234389

MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741
4. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9781250318541
5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
6. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365279
7. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
8. A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233

EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Odder
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
2. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Katherine Tegen Books, $15.99, 9780063084087
3. Two Degrees
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338735673
4. An Anthology of Aquatic Life
Sam Hume, DK Children, $21.99, 9780744059823
5. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780062991324
6. The Door of No Return
Kwame Alexander, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316441865
7. A Rover’s Story
Jasmine Warga, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063113923
8. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
9. Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)
Scholastic, $14.99, 9781338714128
10. Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World
Yuval Noah Harari, Ricard Zaplana Ruiz (Illus.), Bright Matter Books, $24.99, 9780593643464
11. Wildoak (An Indies Introduce Title)
C.C. Harrington, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338803860
12. Pokémon Visual Companion: Fourth Edition
DK Children, $14.99, 9780744063639
13. The Tryout: A Graphic Novel
Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338741261
14. The Stars Did Wander Darkling
Colin Meloy, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063015517
15. Smile: A Graphic Novel
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264

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. The First to Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $19.99, 9780063240803
4. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062457806
5. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
6. Bloodmarked
Tracy Deonn, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781534441637
7. I Was Born for This
Alice Oseman, Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9781338830934
8. All My Rage
Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, $19.99, 9780593202340
9. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
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. A Thousand Heartbeats
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $19.99, 9780062665782
13. Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Henry Holt and Co. BYR, $18.99, 9781250766564
14. The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel
Molly Knox Ostertag, Graphix, $14.99, 9781338540574
15. The Sunbearer Trials
Aiden Thomas, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250822130

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593434383
2. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
3. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
4. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $6.99, 9781665914352
5. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Orchard Books, $18.99, 9781338673845
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780544320413
8. Green Is for Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593353387
9. Farmhouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316528948
10. The Mitten
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780399231094
11. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
12. The Sour Grape
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $19.99, 9780063045415
13. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial Books, $18.99, 9780803736801
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. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
5. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
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. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
9. Heartstopper (hardcover and paperback)
Alice Oseman, Graphix
10. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers