The Indie Travel Literature 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 Travel Literature Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 3, 2022. 

1. Riverman: An American Odyssey
Ben McGrath, Knopf, $29, 9780451494009

2. Forest Walking: Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America
Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst, Greystone Books, $18.95, 9781771643313

3. Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $18, 9780525562191

4. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever, Ecco, $37.50, 9780062802798

5. Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide
Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Workman, $42.50, 9781523502196

6. Nowhere for Very Long: The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life
Brianna Madia, HarperOne, $26.99, 9780063047983

7. A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course
Tom Coyne, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $18.99, 9781982128067

8. Italian Lessons: Fifty Things We Know About Life Now
Beppe Severgnini, Vintage, $17, 9780593315637

9. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
William Finnegan, Penguin, $18, 9780143109396

10. Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura, Workman, $40, 9781523506484

11. Travels with Charley in Search of America
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $13, 9780140053203

12. Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt
Daniel Barbarisi, Vintage, $18, 9780525566113

13. On Trails: An Exploration
Robert Moor, Simon & Schuster, $17, 9781476739236

14. Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park
Conor Knighton, Crown, $17, 9781984823557

15. Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
Jonathan C. Slaght, Picador, $18, 9781250798718

16. Walk With Me: New York
Susan Kaufman, Abrams, $24.99, 9781419759376

17. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Rinker Buck, Simon & Schuster, $19.99, 9781451659177

18. The Best American Travel Writing 2021
Padma Lakshmi, Jason Wilson (Eds.), Mariner Books, $16.99, 9780358361312

19. Pacific Coasting: A Guide to the Ultimate Road Trip, from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest
Danielle Kroll, Artisan, $19.95, 9781579658717

20. A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit, Penguin, $18, 9780143037248

21. Border Crossings: A Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway
Emma Fick, Harper Design, $24.99, 9780063080362

22. The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman's Journey to Every Country in the World
Jessica Nabongo, National Geographic, $35, 9781426222269

23. From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illus.), Norton, $15.95, 9780393356281

24. The Salt Path
Raynor Winn, Penguin, $17, 9780143134114

25. The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy
Rachel Cusk, Picador, $17, 9781250828248