November 18, 2020

Trade Paperback Fiction

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Trade Paperback Fiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver- Debut
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $20.00, 9780399563263
A personal selection of Oliver's best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
2. What Kind of Woman: Poems- Debut
Kate Baer, Harper Perennial, $17.00, 9780063008427
A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today.
3. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
National Book Award-winner Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world.
4. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
Miller's masterful follow-up to The Song of Achilles is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
5. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17.00, 9780802148506
A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. A 2020 National Book Award Finalist and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.
6. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $18.00, 9780812986471
In Olive, Again, Strout continues the story of Olive Kitteridge, the beloved character who has captured the imaginations of millions.
7. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
Whitehead's masterful and haunting novel about two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida is the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
8. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17.00, 9781476749303
A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.
9. The Best American Short Stories 2020
Curtis Sittenfeld, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9781328485373
A very satisfying collection of the year's best short stories.
10. The Topeka School
Ben Lerner, Picador, $17.00, 9781250758002
Lerner's novel is a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the 21st century.
11. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143110439
Towles' transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.
12. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
Miller's monumental debut novel is an action-packed adventure and epic love story that brilliantly re-imagines Homer's enduring masterwork, The Iliad.
13. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
14. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17.00, 9781984822185
Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.
15. Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17.00, 9780802156983
Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel of black British history. Co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize.
16. Miss Benson's Beetle
Rachel Joyce, Dial Press, $18.00, 9780812996708
An uplifting, irresistible novel about two women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything, break all the rules, and discover their best selves--together.

Reprint Guidelines.

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Trade Paperback Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. The Truths We Hold
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18.00, 9780525560739
Vice President-elect Harris looks at the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them.
2. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18.00, 9781571313560
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.
3. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18.00, 9781501145254
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's first book after becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 is a witty, engaging, and serious collection of writings and speeches.
4. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16.00, 9780807047415
DiAngelo explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
5. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilkerson's chronicle of the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South in search of a better life.
6. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19.00, 9780143127741
van der Kolk transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing.
7. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18.00, 9780399588198
Noah's compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime coming-of-age memoir is set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
8. What Unites Us
Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616209940
With this collection of essays, venerated journalist Rather reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded.
9. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
Rothstein's powerful book describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation.
10. Burnout
Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski, Ballantine, $17.00, 9781984818324
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men--and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.
11. Conversations with RBG
Jeffrey Rosen, Picador, $18.00, 9781250762641
Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center, Jeffrey Rosen.
12. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
A groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human.
13. Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)- Debut
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $25.99, 9780063051331
Featuring full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.
14. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
The tenth-anniversary edition of Alexander's iconic book discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.
15. Intimations
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time.

Reprint Guidelines.

Hardcover Fiction

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Hardcover Fiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27.00, 9780735224650
In French's latest novel of suspense, a former Chicago police officer retreats to a bucolic Irish village and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.
2. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27.00, 9780525536291
Bennett's beautiful new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. A June 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
3. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28.00, 9781501160837
An ingeniously constructed novel about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope--the things that save us, even in the most anxious times. The #1 Indie Next List Great Read for September 2020.
4. Moonflower Murders- Debut
Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $28.99, 9780062955456
Brilliantly clever, relentlessly suspenseful, full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction. A November 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
5. The Law of Innocence- Debut
Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29.00, 9780316485623
In Connelly's latest thriller, Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges.
6. A Time for Mercy
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969
Jake Brigance returns in John Grisham's most powerful courtroom drama yet.
7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
France, 1714: In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever--and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The #1 Indie Next List Great Read for October 2020.
8. Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062667632
A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. An October 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
9. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184
Gyasi's stunning follow-up to Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. A September 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
10. The Sentinel
Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9781984818461
Lee Child teams up with his brother and fellow thriller writer Andrew Child for the latest Jack Reacher novel.
11. The Cold Millions
Jess Walter, Harper, $28.99, 9780062868084
Walter's propulsive and richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early 20th century is a November 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
12. Memorial
Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books, $27.00, 9780593087275
A funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you're supposed to be, and the limits of love. The #1 Indie Next List Great Read for November 2020.
13. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27.00, 9780525620785
A re-imagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, Mexican Gothic is a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico--and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets. The #1 Indie Next List Great Read for July 2020.
14. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36.00, 9780525954989
Follett's thrilling and addictive new Kingsbridge novel is a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth.
15. Piranesi
Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27.00, 9781635575637
The intoxicating, hypnotic new novel by the bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a September 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
16. Dearly: New Poems
Margaret Atwood, Ecco, $27.99, 9780063032491
Atwood's new collection of poems is a stunning achievement that will be appreciated by fans of her novels and poetry readers alike.

Reprint Guidelines.

Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32.00, 9780593230251
Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.
2. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30.00, 9780316628242
The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing--quite often at himself--and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.
3. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30.00, 9780593139134
McConaughey's unconventional memoir is filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.
4. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35.00, 9780804187060
From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you'll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.
5. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28.00, 9781984801258
In Doyle's most revealing and powerful memoir yet, she explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.
6. One Life- Debut
Megan Rapinoe, Penguin Press, $27.00, 9781984881168
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion, reveals for the first time her life both on and off the field.
7. First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country- Debut
Thomas E. Ricks, Harper, $29.99, 9780062997456
A revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics--and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation.
8. The Answer Is . . .
Alex Trebek, S&S, $26.00, 9781982157999
This wise, charming, and inspiring book is further evidence why Trebek has long been considered one of the most beloved and respected figures in entertainment.
9. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32.00, 9780385348713
Larson's fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz is a March 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
10. Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, S&S, $35.00, 9781982112691
The first book in 25 years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.
11. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27.00, 9780525509288
Kendi's book is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.
12. Solutions and Other Problems
Allie Brosh, Gallery Books, $30.00, 9781982156947
The bestselling author of Hyperbole and a Half returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays. An October 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.
13. Our Time Is Now
Stacey Abrams, Holt, $27.99, 9781250257703
Abrams draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others' who have fought throughout our country's history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are--now.
14. Ottolenghi Flavor
Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage, Ten Speed Press, $35.00, 9780399581755
Ottolenghi teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.
15. We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence- Debut
Becky Cooper, Grand Central, $29.00, 9781538746837
A memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. At once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another woman's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history. A November 2020 Indie Next List Great Read.

Reprint Guidelines.

Mass Market

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Mass Market Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Dune Messiah
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
4. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11.00, 9780399501487
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
7. Women Who Run With the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345409874
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

Reprint Guidelines.

Early & Middle Grade Readers

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Early & Middle Grade Readers  
1. The Ickabog- Debut
J K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
2. This Is Your Time- Debut
Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780593378526
3. Class Act
Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062885500
4. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
5. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
6. Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057
7. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
8. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
9. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
10. When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908
11. A Whale of the Wild
Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062995926
12. Becoming Muhammad Ali
James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $16.99, 9780316498166
13. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293
14. Witches of Brooklyn
Sophie Escabasse, Random House Graphic, $12.99, 9780593119273
15. Max Meow: Cat Crusader- Debut
John Gallagher, Random House Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780593121054

Reprint Guidelines.

Young Adult

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Young Adult  
1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
2. Legendborn (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781534441606
3. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
4. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
5. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title)
Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads, $17.99, 9781250250469
6. Dear Justyce
Nic Stone, Crown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984829665
7. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title)
Nic Stone, Ember, $9.99, 9781101939529
8. Skyhunter
Marie Lu, Roaring Brook Press, $19.99, 9781250221681
9. Instant Karma
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250618818
10. One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680
11. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition)- Debut
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $10.99, 9780593113172
12. They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $11.99, 9780062457806
13. Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062996480
14. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Garth Nix, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062683250
15. Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel
Jason Reynolds, Danica Novgorodoff (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $19.99, 9781534444959

Reprint Guidelines.

Children's Illustrated

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Children's Illustrated  
1. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
2. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
Meena Harris, Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407
3. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Illus.), Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534462670
4. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
5. The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. Superheroes Are Everywhere
Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9781984837493
8. What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751
9. The Couch Potato
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062954534
10. 5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas
Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9781250266477
11. If You Come to Earth
Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books, $18.99, 9781452137797
12. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781481465595
13. Unicorns Are the Worst!
Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534453838
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9780399226908
15. I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780525518778

Reprint Guidelines.

Children's Series

Bestseller List for November 18, 2020
Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020
For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736,
or visit

  Children's Series  
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. Dog Man (hardcover)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
New in Series: The Bad Guys in The One?! (9781338329506)
5. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic
6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover)
Mo Willems, Hyperion
7. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
8. Who Was/Is...? (paperback)
Ellen Morgan, et al., Penguin Workshop
9. I Survived (paperback)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic
10. Spy School (hardcover and paperback)
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Reprint Guidelines.

Extended Paperback Fiction

Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020

16. Miss Benson's Beetle
Rachel Joyce, Dial Press, $18.00, 9780812996708

17. Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250751362

18. Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538732182

19. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $18.00, 9780441013593

20. Nothing to See Here
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062913494

21. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $16.95, 9780525562627

22. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143135166

23. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527

24. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Olga Tokarczuk, Riverhead Books, $17.00, 9780525541349

25. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $17.00, 9781594634741

26. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

27. The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $16.95, 9781101971383

28. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250080400

29. The Shadow King
Maaza Mengiste, Norton, $17.95, 9780393358513

30. News of the World
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062409218

31. The World That We Knew
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $17.00, 9781501137587

32. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020
Diana Gabaldon, John Joseph Adams (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9781328613103

33. The Institute
Stephen King, Gallery Books, $19.99, 9781982110581

34. Red at the Bone
Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $16.00, 9780525535287

35. The Good Lord Bird
James McBride, Riverhead, $16.00, 9781594632785

36. The Fifth Season
N.K. Jemisin, Orbit, $15.99, 9780316229296

37. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $18.00, 9781501173219

38. Still Life
Louise Penny, St. Martin's, $17.99, 9780312541538

39. Lovecraft Country
Matt Ruff, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062292070

40. When No One Is Watching
Alyssa Cole, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062982650

41. Poems 1962-2012
Louise Glück, FSG, $22.00, 9780374534097

42. The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $16.99, 9780316421973

43. The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538748206

44. There There
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16.00, 9780525436140

45. The Best American Mystery Stories 2020
C.J. Box, Otto Penzler (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9781328636102

46. In a Holidaze
Christina Lauren, Gallery Books, $16.00, 9781982123949

47. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through
Joy Harjo (Ed.), Norton, $19.95, 9780393356809

48. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $16.95, 9780345804327

49. Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250316776

50. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006

Extended Paperback Nonfiction

Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020

16. My Grandmother's Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470

17. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827

18. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726

19. Shade
Pete Souza, Voracious, $19.99, 9780316458214

20. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2021
Old Farmer's Almanac, $8.95, 9781571988485

21. A Woman of No Importance
Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18.00, 9780735225312

22. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
Kiese Laymon, Scribner, $16.00, 9781982170820

23. All About Love
bell hooks, Morrow, $15.99, 9780060959470

24. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987

25. Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286

26. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310

27. The Soul of America
Jon Meacham, Random House, $20.00, 9780399589829

28. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $9.99, 9780804190114

29. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020
Michio Kaku, Jaime Greene (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9780358074298

30. Lead from the Outside
Stacey Abrams, Picador, $17.00, 9781250214805

31. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17.00, 9780802149039

32. Wow, No Thank You.
Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9780525563488

33. Promise Me, Dad
Joe Biden, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250171696

34. Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Corey Brettschneider (Ed.), Penguin Classics, $15.00, 9780143135111

35. March: Book One
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $14.95, 9781603093002

36. The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16.99, 9781451697728

37. The Best American Food Writing 2020
Sylvia Killingsworth, J.Kenji Lopez-Alt (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9780358344582

38. These Truths
Jill Lepore, Norton, $19.95, 9780393357424

39. The Best American Essays 2020
André Aciman, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9780358359913

40. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Beacon Press, $16.00, 9780807057834

41. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17.00, 9780593133934

42. The Best American Travel Writing 2020
Robert Macfarlane, Jason Wilson (Eds.), Mariner, $16.99, 9780358362036

43. Furious Hours
Casey Cep, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101972052

44. Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $18.00, 9780525510567

45. The Great Influenza
John M. Barry, Penguin, $19.00, 9780143036494

46. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $14.99, 9781728238555

47. Running with Sherman
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525433255

48. Year of the Monkey
Patti Smith, Vintage, $16.00, 9781984898920

49. A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, $21.99, 9780062397348

50. Underland
Robert Macfarlane, Norton, $17.95, 9780393358094

Extended Hardcover Fiction

Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020

16. Dearly
Margaret Atwood, Ecco, $27.99, 9780063032491

17. Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606

18. All the Devils Are Here
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239

19. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26.00, 9780525559474

20. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26.00, 9780735219090

21. Snow
John Banville, Hanover Square Press, $27.99, 9781335230003

22. The Kingdom
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525655411

23. The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $26.00, 9781609455910

24. The Book of Two Ways
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781984818355

25. Squeeze Me
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452

26. A Deadly Education
Naomi Novik, Del Rey, $28.00, 9780593128480

27. The Archer
Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $21.00, 9780593318270

28. The Once and Future Witches
Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $28.00, 9780316422048

29. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930

30. The Lost Spells
Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illus.), Anansi International, $26.00, 9781487007799

31. The Office of Historical Corrections
Danielle Evans, Riverhead Books, $27.00, 9781594487330

32. Magic Lessons
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $27.99, 9781982108847

33. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764

34. Jack
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $27.00, 9780374279301

35. The Return
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28.00, 9781538728574

36. The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $28.00, 9780593133842

37. The Arrest
Jonathan Lethem, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062938787

38. I Would Leave Me If I Could.
Halsey, S&S, $24.99, 9781982135607

39. Fortune and Glory
Janet Evanovich, Atria, $28.99, 9781982154837

40. The Silence
Don DeLillo, Scribner, $22.00, 9781982164553

41. White Ivy
Susie Yang, S&S, $26.00, 9781982100599

42. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Pamela Dorman Books, $26.00, 9781984880963

43. Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26.00, 9780525541905

44. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673

45. One by One
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188817

46. Monogamy
Sue Miller, Harper, $28.99, 9780062969651

47. To Be a Man
Nicole Krauss, Harper, $26.99, 9780062431028

48. The City We Became
N.K. Jemisin, Orbit, $28.00, 9780316509848

49. Homeland Elegies
Ayad Akhtar, Little, Brown, $28.00, 9780316496421

50. Black Sun
Rebecca Roanhorse, Gallery/Saga Press, $27.99, 9781534437678

Extended Hardcover Nonfiction

Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020

16. The 99% Invisible City
Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30.00, 9780358126607

17. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581

18. His Truth Is Marching On
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30.00, 9781984855022

19. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Emmanuel Acho, Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book, $27.99, 9781250800466

20. Vesper Flights
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $27.00, 9780802128812

21. This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing
Jacqueline Winspear, Soho Press, $27.95, 9781641292696

22. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28.00, 9780735213616

23. Pappyland
Wright Thompson, Penguin Press, $27.00, 9780735221253

24. Keep Moving
Maggie Smith, Atria/One Signal Publishers, $24.00, 9781982132071

25. Dessert Person
Claire Saffitz, Clarkson Potter, $35.00, 9781984826961

26. Wintering
Katherine May, Riverhead Books, $24.00, 9780593189481

27. Joe Biden
Evan Osnos, Scribner, $23.00, 9781982174026

28. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $35.00, 9781571311771

29. The Book on Pie
Erin Jeanne McDowell, Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35.00, 9780358229285

30. Eleanor
David Michaelis, S&S, $35.00, 9781439192016

31. Guinness World Records 2021
Guinness World Records, $28.95, 9781913484002

32. What It's Like to Be a Bird
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $35.00, 9780307957894

33. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26.00, 9780812993547

34. Group
Christie Tate, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27.00, 9781982154615

35. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35.00, 9781476753836

36. The Greatest Beer Run Ever
John "Chick" Donohue, J.T. Molloy, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062995469

37. How to Write One Song
Jeff Tweedy, Dutton, $23.00, 9780593183526

38. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $26.95, 9780393542134

39. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28.00, 9781982141462

40. Humans
Brandon Stanton, St. Martin's, $35.00, 9781250114297

41. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807

42. Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
John Lithgow, Chronicle Prism, $22.95, 9781797209463

43. Eat a Peach
David Chang, Gabe Ulla, Clarkson Potter, $28.00, 9781524759216

44. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138

45. Where I Come From
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $26.95, 9780593317785

46. Rage
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30.00, 9781982131739

47. Ex Libris
Michiko Kakutani, Clarkson Potter, $25.00, 9780525574972

48. Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $25.99, 9780062415837

49. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50.00, 9780316512589

50. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28.00, 9780399590504

Extended Mass Market

Based on sales for the week ending November 15, 2020

11. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279

12. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657

13. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

14. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741

15. And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $8.99, 9780062073488

16. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129

17. The Guardians
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780525620945

18. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835

19. The Left Hand of Darkness
Ursula K. Le Guin, Ace, $9.99, 9780441478125

20. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

21. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699

22. Go Tell It on the Mountain
James Baldwin, Vintage, $7.99, 9780345806543

23. Children of Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098240

24. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $12.00, 9780140177398

25. Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $8.99, 9781250318541

26. The Last Wish
Andrzej Sapkowski, Orbit, $8.99, 9780316029186

27. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
Merriam-Webster, $8.50, 9780877795964

28. The Night Fire
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538701454

29. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780812550702

30. The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan, Tor, $10.99, 9781250251466

31. The Museum of Desire
Jonathan Kellerman, Ballantine, $9.99, 9780525618546

32. Foundation
Isaac Asimov, Spectra, $7.99, 9780553293357

33. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488

34. The Stand
Stephen King, Anchor, $9.99, 9780307743688

35. Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier, Avon, $8.99, 9780380778553

36. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538750544

37. Neuromancer
William Gibson, Ace, $8.99, 9780441569595

38. Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365293

39. The Color of Magic
Terry Pratchett, Harper, $9.99, 9780062225672

40. Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365286

41. Still Life
Louise Penny, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9781250068736

42. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062984630

43. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716

44. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey, Signet, $9.99, 9780451163967

45. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756411329

46. The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Penguin, $8.99, 9780143134770

47. Blue Moon
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593567

48. Wolf Pack
C.J. Box, Putnam, $9.99, 9780525538219

49. Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, Signet, $6.99, 9780593198025

50. The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $7.99, 9781451678192

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


PRESS CONTACTS: Dan Cullen ( and Allison Hill (






Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement