1 THE HILL WE CLIMB (Viking, $15.99). By Amanda Gorman. A keepsake edition of President Biden’s inaugural poem by the first-ever U.S. Youth Poet Laureate.
2 KLARA AND THE SUN (Knopf, $28). By Kazuo Ishiguro. Solar-powered robot Klara, an “artificial friend,” is selected as a companion for a sickly child.
3 FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: STORIES (Knopf, $28). By Haruki Murakami. The award-winning author’s collection of eight stories all narrated in the first person.
4 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY (Viking, $26). By Matt Haig. A regretful woman finds herself in a magical library, where she gets to play out her life had she made different choices.
5 THE FOUR WINDS (St. Martin’s, $28.99). By Kristin Hannah. A desperate woman moves with her two children to California during the Great Depression.
6 THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead, $27). By Brit Bennett. Identical twin sisters grow into women with different racial identities, leaving their daughters to grapple with issues of identity and authenticity.
7 THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE (Tor, $26.99). By V.E. Schwab. A young woman’s bargain for immortality renders her cursed to be forgotten by anyone she meets.
8 HAMNET (Knopf, $26.95). By Maggie O’Farrell. An account of Shakespeare and his wife’s early marriage, and the grief they share over their only son’s untimely death.
9 GOOD COMPANY (Ecco, $27.99). By Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. A woman finds her husband’s supposedly lost wedding ring, leading her to question their relationship.
10 NORTHERN SPY (Viking, $26). By Flynn Berry. In Belfast, a television producer’s sister is seen on security footage as a participant in a bank robbery perpetrated by the IRA.


1 THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (Harper One, $22.99). By Charlie Mackesy. The British illustrator brings fables about unlikely friendships to life.
2 THE CODE BREAKER (Simon & Schuster, $35). By Walter Isaacson. The story of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped create the DNA-editing tool CRISPR, and an exploration of the ethical dilemmas we all face as a result.
3 CASTE (Random House, $32). By Isabel Wilkerson. America’s racial divisions are examined and reframed as a caste system.
4 BROKEN (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY) (Henry Holt, $27.99). By Jenny Lawson. The humorist, who suffers from anxiety and depression, recounts stories about her mental health journey.
5 BROKEN HORSES (Crown, $28). By Brandi Carlile. The Grammy Award-winning musician shares the story of her upbringing and how it influenced her rise to the top of the music industry.
6 DUSK, NIGHT, DAWN (Riverhead, $20). By Anne Lamott. In difficult times, the author encourages embracing flaws and finding strength in connections.
7 THE LIGHT OF DAYS (William Morrow, $28.99). By Judy Batalion. As their communities in Poland were being destroyed by Nazis, brave Jewish women became resistance fighters during World War II.
8 UNTAMED (Dial, $28). By Glennon Doyle. A memoir and a wake-up call for people who want to learn to listen to themselves.
9 BEAUTIFUL THINGS (Gallery Books, $28). By Hunter Biden. President Biden’s son describes his descent into substance abuse and his journey to sobriety.
10 PHILIP ROTH: THE BIOGRAPHY (W.W. Norton, $40). By Blake Bailey. The life of the iconic literary figure as portrayed by his appointed biographer.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Apr. 11. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and Copyright 2021 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)