Top 50 Titles Selling on IndieCommerce Sites: Antiracism Leads the Chart

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Independent bookstores across the country are seeing antiracism titles fly off the shelves. As publishers return to print for out-of-stock titles, booksellers have the advantage of hand-selling (whether in-person, by phone, or by email) alternative titles to customers in search of works that have sold out. See the book lists that publishers have created on Edelweiss to identify further reading.

Below are the 50 top-selling titles for the week of May 28 through June 9, 2020:

  1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, 9780807047415
  2. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, 9780525509288
  3. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, 9781580058827
  4. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad, 9781728209807
  5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander 9781620971932
  6. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi, 9781568585987
  7. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, 9780316453691
  8. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 9780812993547
  9. This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell, 9780711245211
  10. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein, 9781631494536
  11. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, 9780679744726
  12. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, 9781433828546
  13. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris, 9780062937407
  14. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, 9780812984965
  15. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, 9780593110416
  16. The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett, 9780525536291
  17. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, 9780465060689
  18. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown, 9781524760854
  19. Untamed by Glennon Doyle, 9781984801258
  20. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 9781635572957
  21. Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) by Anastasia Higginbotham, 9781948340007
  22. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López, 9780399246531
  23. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, 9781595586438
  24. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson, 9780679763888
  25. My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem, 9781942094470
  26. Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton, 9781984804433
  27. Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey, 9781501878077
  28. The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale, 9781784782924
  29. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde, 9781580911863
  30. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins, 9781338635171
  31. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, 9780307278449
  32. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, 9780399257742
  33. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, 9780062498533
  34. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall, 9780525560548
  35. Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney, 9781984822185
  36. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, 9781632864130
  37. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, 9781534425361
  38. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, 9780525579649
  39. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 9781925240702
  40. A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara, 9781609805395
  41. You Matter by Christian Robinson, 9781534421691
  42. Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester, 9780064462266
  43. Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon, 9781501125669
  44. A Burning: A Novel by Megha Majumdar 9780525658696
  45. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, 9781555976903
  46. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, 9780345514400
  47. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, 9780735224957
  48. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha Bandele, 9781250306906
  49. The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead, 9780385537070
  50. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson, 9780385348713