The Indie Politics and Current Events Bestseller List

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The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

Here is the Indie Politics and Current Events Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 29, 2023.

1. Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America
Heather Cox Richardson, Viking, $30, 9780593652961

2. Enough
Cassidy Hutchinson, Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781668028285

3. Poverty, by America
Matthew Desmond, Crown, $28, 9780593239919

4. Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $32, 9780593444511

5. Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America
Michael Harriot, Dey Street Books, $32.50, 9780358439165

6. Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People's Business
Roxane Gay, Harper, $30, 9780063341463

7. Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt, Crown, $28.99, 9780593443071

8. Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America
Steve Inskeep, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593297865

9. The Democrat Party Hates America
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $30, 9781501183157

10. Profiles in Ignorance: How America's Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber
Andy Borowitz, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $18.99, 9781668003893

11. The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America’s Future
Franklin Foer, Penguin Press, $30, 9781101981146

12. When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm
Walt Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe, Anchor, $18, 9780593081877

13. Romney: A Reckoning
McKay Coppins, Scribner, $32.50, 9781982196202

14. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Jon Meacham, Random House, $25, 9780553393989

15. Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post
Martin Baron, Flatiron Books, $34.99, 9781250844200

16. On Disinformation: How to Fight for Truth and Protect Democracy
Lee McIntyre, The MIT Press, $14.95, 9780262546300

17. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond, Crown, $18.99, 9780553447453

18. The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917—2017
Rashid Khalidi, Picador, $19.99, 9781250787651

19. Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands
Kelly Lytle Hernández, Norton, $19.95, 9781324064411

20. Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility
Rebecca Solnit (Ed.), Thelma Young Lutunatabua (Ed.), Haymarket Books, $16.95, 9781642598971

21. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Mikki Kendall, Penguin, $16, 9780525560562

22. To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment
Bret Baier, Mariner Books, $32.50, 9780063039582

23. Let This Radicalize You: Organizing and the Revolution of Reciprocal Care
Mariame Kaba, Kelly Hayes, Haymarket Books, $17.95, 9781642598278

24. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $14, 9780679744726

25. Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion
Gabrielle Blair, Workman, $14.99, 9781523523184