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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.)


1. State of Terror. Clinton/Penny. S&S and St. Martin’s

2. The Wish. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

3. The Lincoln Highway. Amor Towles. Viking

4. Cloud Cuckoo Land. Anthony Doerr. Scribner

5. Apples Never Fall. Liane Moriarty. Holt

6. Silverview. John le Carré. Viking

7. The Butler. Danielle Steel. Delacorte

8. The Last Thing He Told Me. Laura Dave. Simon & Schuster

9. The Book of Magic. Alice Hoffman. Simon & Schuster

10. Billy Summers. Stephen King. Scribner


1. The Storyteller. Dave Grohl. Dey Street

2. To Rescue the Republic. Bret Baier. Custom House

3. The Boys. Howard/Howard. Morrow

4. Peril. Woodward/Costa. Simon & Schuster

5. The Forever Dog. Habib/Becker. Harper Wave

6. Midnight in Washington. Adam Schiff. Random House

7. American Marxism. Mark R. Levin. Threshold

8. E.R. Nurses. Patterson/Eversmann. Little, Brown

9. Get Back. The Beatles. Callaway

10. Taste. Stanley Tucci. Gallery


1. When All Hell Broke Loose. Johnstone/Johnstone. Pinnacle

2. Before She Disappeared. Lisa Gardner. Dutton

3. Missing and Endangered. J.A. Jance. Morrow

4. The 19th Christmas. Patterson/Paetro. Grand Central

5. The Perfect Christmas. Debbie Macomber. Mira

6. Santa’s Sweetheart. Janet Dailey. Zebra

7. Jingle All the Way. Debbie Macomber. Ballantine

8. A Forever Kind of Love. Nora Roberts. Silhouette

9. Hush-Hush. Stuart Woods. Putnam

10. Walk the Wire. David Baldacci. Grand Central


1. Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You. Misha Collins. Andrews McMeel

2. 2 Sisters Detective Agency. Patterson/Fox. Grand Central

3. On Tyranny Graphic Edition. Snyder/Krug. Ten Speed

4. People We Meet on Vacation. Emily Henry. Berkley

5. The Love Hypothesis. Ali Hazelwood. Berkley

6. Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens. Putnam

7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun, Vol. 10. Aidairo. Yen

8. A Gambling Man. David Baldacci. Grand Central

9. The Return. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

10. The Silent Patient. Alex Michaelides. Celadon



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