2020 Indie Bestsellers

Trade Paperback Fiction



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit IndieBound.org.

  Trade Paperback Fiction  
1. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143135166
 
2. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
 
3. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17.00, 9781984822185
 
4. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
 
5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
 
6. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143110439
 
7. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
 
8. Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17.00, 9780802156983
 
9. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062905086
 
10. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17.00, 9781476749303
 
11. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527
 
12. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17.00, 9780425284704
 
13. There There (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16.00, 9780525436140
 
14. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
 
15. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738
 


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Trade Paperback Nonfiction



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
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  Trade Paperback Nonfiction  
1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16.00, 9780807047415
 
2. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17.00, 9780593133934
 
3. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
 
4. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18.00, 9781571313560
 
5. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
 
6. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
 
7. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18.00, 9780399588198
 
8. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
 
9. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
 
10. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286
 
11. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
Greta Thunberg, Penguin, $10.00, 9780143133568
 
12. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
 
13. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726
 
14. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18.00, 9781501145254
 
15. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
 


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Hardcover Fiction



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the  period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
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  Hardcover Fiction  
1. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27.00, 9780525536291
 
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26.00, 9780735219090
 
3. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
 
4. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
 
5. Such a Fun Age (An Indies Introduce Title)
Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26.00, 9780525541905
 
6. A Long Petal of the Sea
Isabel Allende, Ballantine, $28.00, 9781984820150
 
7. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26.00, 9780525562023
 
8. The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $26.00, 9781609455910
 
9. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27.00, 9780525620785
 
10. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
 
11. All the Devils Are Here
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239
 
12. The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $30.00, 9780805096606
 
13. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27.00, 9780735224650
 
14. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28.00, 9780399590597
 
15. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28.00, 9781501160837
 


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Hardcover Nonfiction



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit IndieBound.org.

  Hardcover Nonfiction  
1. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45.00, 9781524763169
 
2. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27.00, 9780525509288
 
3. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28.00, 9781984801258
 
4. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32.00, 9780385348713
 
5. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32.00, 9780593230251
 
6. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28.00, 9781982141462
 
7. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
 
8. Rage
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30.00, 9781982131739
 
9. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown, $30.00, 9780316478526
 
10. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28.00, 9780399590504
 
11. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807
 
12. The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton, S&S, $32.50, 9781982148034
 
13. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26.00, 9780812993547
 
14. A Very Stable Genius
Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Penguin Press, $30.00, 9781984877499
 
15. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
 


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Early & Middle Grade Readers



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
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  Early & Middle Grade Readers  
1. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
 
2. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
 
3. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
 
4. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
 
5. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
 
6. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
 
7. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
 
8. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
 
9. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof
Ivy Claire, Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios, $16.99, 9781949520071
 
10. The Ickabog
J K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
 
11. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
 
12. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
 
13. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
 
14. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
 
15. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
 


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Young Adult



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit IndieBound.org.

  Young Adult  
1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
 
2. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
 
3. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
 
4. Lovely War
Julie Berry, Penguin, $11.99, 9780147512970
 
5. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
 
6. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nic Stone, Ember, $9.99, 9781101939529
 
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $14.99, 9780385754729
 
8. The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062662811
 
9. Clap When You Land
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062882769
 
10. One of Us Is Next
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780525707967
 
11. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Speak, $10.00, 9780142407332
 
12. Chain of Gold
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781481431873
 
13. All American Boys
Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $11.99, 9781481463348
 
14. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
 
15. On the Come Up
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062498564
 


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Children's Illustrated



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
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  Young Adult  
1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
 
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
 
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926
 
4. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
 
5. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books, $8.99, 9780593110409
 
6. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
 
7. Sulwe
Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illus.), Simon & Schuster, $17.99, 9781534425361
 
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $8.99, 9780805047905
 
9. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
 
10. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
 
11. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
 
12. The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241
 
13. The Dinky Donkey
Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9781338600834
 
14. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407
 
15. The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illus.), Versify, $17.99, 9781328780966
 


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Children's Series



2020 Indie Bestseller Highlights
Based on sales for the period of January 1 through November 29, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit IndieBound.org.

  Children's Series  
1. Dog Man
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
 
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
 
3. Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
 
4. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
 
5. Wings of Fire
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
 
6. Who Was/Is...?
Ellen Morgan, et al., Penguin Workshop
 
7. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
 
8. Magic Tree House
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
 
9. Elephant & Piggie
Mo Willems, Hyperion
 
10. The Bad Guys
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
 


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