The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

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 & Current Events Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 31, 2021.

1. Peril
Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982182915

2. Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could
Adam Schiff, Random House, $30, 9780593231524

3. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
Michael Lewis, Norton, $30, 9780393881554

4. On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illus.), Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781984859150

5. There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
Fiona Hill, Mariner Books, $30, 9780358574316

6. American Marxism
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $28, 9781501135972

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

8. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War
Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post, Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982159009

9. A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse
John Lithgow, Chronicle Prism, $22.95, 9781797209470

10. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Crown, $9.99, 9780804190114

11. Wildland: The Making of America's Fury
Evan Osnos, FSG, $30, 9780374286675

12. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Heather McGhee, One World, $28, 9780525509561

13. Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Paul Hawken, Penguin, $25, 9780143136972

14. The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
Mary L. Trump, St. Martin's, $28.99, 9781250278456

15. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288

16. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415

17. I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year
Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593298947

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

19. I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House
Stephanie Grisham, Harper, $28.99, 9780063142930

20. Having and Being Had
Eula Biss, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780525537465

21. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934

22. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Liveright, $18.95, 9781631499050

23. Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $24.95, 9780807074121

24. My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Simon & Schuster, $18, 9781501145254

25. Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom
Derecka Purnell, Astra House, $28, 9781662600517