Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Aug. 28, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (C) 2021 NPD Group.


1. The Madness of Crowds. Louise Penny. Minotaur

2. Billy Summers. Stephen King. Scribner

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

4. Lightning Strike. William Kent Krueger. Atria

5. The Noise. Patterson/Barker. Little, Brown

6. Complications. Danielle Steel. Delacorte

7. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. Honoree Fanonne Jeffers. Harper

8. Bloodless. Preston/Child. Grand Central

9. The Midnight Library. Matt Haig. Viking

10. The Paper Palace. Miranda Cowley Heller. Riverhead


1. American Marxism. Mark R. Levin. Threshold

2. The Long Slide. Tucker Carlson. Threshold

3. Hero of Two Worlds. Mike Duncan. PublicAffairs

4. The Science and Technology of Growing Young. Sergey Young. Benbella

5. Woke, Inc. Vivek Ramaswamy. Center Street

6. The Reckoning. Mary L. Trump. St. Martin’s

7. What Happened to You? Perry/Winfrey. Flatiron/Oprah

8. The Master. Christopher Clarey. Twelve

9. Dopamine Nation. Anna Lembke. Dutton

10. Greenlights. Matthew McConaughey. Crown


1. Hidden. Fern Michaels. Zebra

2. Royal. Danielle Steel. Dell

3. Bombshell. Sarah MacLean. Avon

4. Maple Leaf Harvest. Catherine Anderson. Berkley

5. Walk the Wire. David Baldacci. Grand Central

6. Faithless in Death. J.D. Robb. St. Martin’s

7. A Time for Mercy. John Grisham. Dell

8. A Country Affair. Debbie Macomber. Mira

9. You Betrayed Me. Lisa Jackson. Zebra

10. Dark Song. Christine Feehan. Berkley


1. Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens. Putnam

2. The Return. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

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

4. The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook. America’s Test Kitchen

5. The Guest List. Lucy Foley. Morrow

6. The Silent Patient. Alex Michaelides. Celadon

7. 1st Case. Patterson/Tebbetts. Grand Central

8. Deliver Us from Evil. David Baldacci. Grand Central

9. Anxious People. Fredrik Backman. Washington Square

10. One Piece, Vol. 97. Eiichiro Oda. Viz

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