The Indie Bestseller List

December 7, 2017
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Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 3, 2017). Based on reporting from many 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:
Paperback Nonfiction
#10-The Silk Roads, by Peter Frankopan (9781101912379)
#12-The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018 (9781571987358)
Mass Market
#3-Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton (9780062473363)
Children’s Illustrated
#14-The Little Reindeer, by Nicola Killen (97814814868660
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Artemis
Andy Weir, Crown, $27, 9780553448122
2. The Rooster Bar
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541176
3. Origin
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385514231
4. The Midnight Line
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593482
5. Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $27, 9781476716732
6. Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780812995343
7. Uncommon Type
Tom Hanks, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101946152
8. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
9. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26, 9781501126062
10. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
11. In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501178139
12. End Game
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586608
13. Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $28.99, 9780062694058
14. Two Kinds of Truth
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $29, 9780316225908
15. Devotions
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $30, 9780399563249
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781501139154
2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
3. Grant
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594204876
4. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50, 9780316512589
5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
6. Promise Me, Dad
Joe Biden, Flatiron, $27, 9781250171672
7. We Were Eight Years in Power
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590566
8. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Chris Matthews, S&S, $28, 9781501111860
9. What Unites Us
Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin, $22.95, 9781616207823
10. The Inner Life of Animals
Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771643016
11. Endurance
Scott Kelly, Knopf, $29.95, 9781524731595
12. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $28, 9780735213234
13. What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $30, 9781501175565
14. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316154727
15. Smitten Kitchen Every Day
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9781101874813
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219
2. The Sun and Her Flowers
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486792
3. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
4. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $17, 9781101883082
5. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
6. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
7. The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena, Penguin, $16, 9780735221109
8. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256
9. Pachinko
Min Jin Lee, Grand Central, $17.99, 9781455563920
10. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062491831
11. News of the World
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062409218
12. Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062689665
13. The Best American Short Stories 2017
Meg Wolitzer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9780544582903
14. The Nest
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062414229
15. Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, 9781250132369
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Picador USA, $16, 9781250076229
2. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
3. Being a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $17, 9781476796024
4. The Lost City of the Monkey God
Douglas Preston, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455540013
5. The Undoing Project
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393354775
6. Thank You for Being Late
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador USA, $18, 9781250141224
7. Invisible Influence
Jonah Berger, S&S, $16, 9781476759739
8. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $7.99, 9780804190114
9. Rogue Heroes
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $16, 9781101904183
10. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World- Debut
Peter Frankopan, Vintage, $20, 9781101912379
11. On Trails
Robert Moor, S&S, $16, 9781476739236
12. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018- Debut
Old Farmer’s Almanac, $7.95, 9781571987358
13. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
14. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
15. The Genius of Birds
Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin, $17, 9780399563126
 
MASS MARKET
1. Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062693662
2. The Whistler
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9781101967683
3. Dragon Teeth- Debut
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780062473363
4. The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9781455524204
5. The Husband’s Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $9.99, 9780451490049
6. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $9.99, 9780525435921
7. The Games
James Patterson, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455585342
8. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $9.99, 9781524763282
9. Odessa Sea
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399575532
10. Cross the Line
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9781455585328
 
EARLY & MIDDLE GRADE READERS
1. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524720193
2. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle, Square Fish, $7.99, 9781250153272
3. The Magic Misfits
Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780316391825
4. Auggie & Me
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9781101934852
5. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95, 9781616205676
6. Wishtree
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043221
7. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (An Indies Introduce Title)
Jessica Townsend, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780316508889
8. All’s Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.99, 9780525429999
9. The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062342454
10. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147510488
11. 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780399559181
12. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
13. The War I Finally Won
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Dial, $16.99, 9780525429203
14. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
15. Snow & Rose
Emily Winfield Martin, Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780553538182
 
YOUNG ADULT
1. Turtles All the Way Down
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780525555360
2. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780375815300
3. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062498533
4. Warcross
Marie Lu, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399547966
5. Renegades
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250044662
6. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
7. Far From the Tree
Robin Benway, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062330628
8. Scythe
Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781442472433
9. Everything, Everything (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $10.99, 9781524769604
10. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $10.99, 9780142423622
11. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780385754729
12. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316013697
13. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
14. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
15. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nic Stone, Crown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781101939499
 
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED
1. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $18.99, 9780399167898
2. The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition
Chris Van Allsburg, HMH Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780544580145
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $16.99, 9780394800790
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Red and Lulu
Matt Tavares, Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763677336
6. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9781524741723
7. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780544320413
8. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780425291818
9. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
10. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Children’s Books, $19.99, 9780670012701
11. The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763677541
12. Good Day, Good Night
Margaret Wise Brown, Loren Long (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062383105
13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
14. The Little Reindeer- Debut
Nicola Killen, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, $15.99, 9781481486866
15. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926

CHILDREN’S SERIES
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. Elephant & Piggie  (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
4. Dog Man  (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Captain Underpants (hardcover and paperback)
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
7. The Land of Stories  (hardcover and paperback)
Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman (Illus.), Little Brown
8. Dork Diaries  (hardcover and paperback)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin
9. I Survived  (hardcover and paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
10. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard  (hardcover)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion

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