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MPIBA Best-Sellers for 01/01/2020

The Wandering Hermit tries to keep many of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Best Sellers in stock.  We order books weekly, and we pay special attention to new books that are best sellers and also books that are about to be made into movies.  If for any reason we don’t have a best seller on hand, we are very willing to order it for you.  It generally takes 5 – 8 days to get a book in.

For a full list of MPIBA best-sellers, visit the MPIBA Archives.

Children’s Fiction

1. Where The Crawdads Sing

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090

2. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905

3. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673

4. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541213

5. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023

6. Circe by Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347

7. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488

8. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781

9. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597

10. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525535270

11. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697

12. Westering Women by Sandra Dallas, St. Martin’s, $26.99, 9781250239662

13. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070

14. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525520412

15. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, The Dial Press, $27, 9781984854780


HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526

2. Educated by Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504

3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581

4. The Body by Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $30, 9780385539302

5. The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $26, 9780802125088

6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062457714

7. Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle, Morrow Gift, $14.99, 9780062970701

8. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836

9. Blowout by Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474

10. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522

11. The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors by Maurice Isserman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328871435

12. You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy, Celadon Books, $26, 9781250297198

13. Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca, S&S, $29.99, 9781501197628

14. The Defined Dish: Whole30 Endorsed, Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes by Alex Snodgrass, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358004417

15. Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN by Tara Brach, Viking, $28, 9780525522812


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Overstory by Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687

2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155

3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439

4. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738

5. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983

6. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315

7. There There by Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

9. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533

10. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006

11. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, Graydon House, $16.99, 9781525809781

12. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219

13. The Best American Short Stories 2019 by Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328484246

14. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704

15. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg, Penguin, $10, 9780143133568

2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

3. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

4. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $17, 9780593133934

5. Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk by Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15, 9781984897695

6. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston, Norton, $15.95, 9780393357660

7. Calypso by David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426

8. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310

9. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741

10. The Library Book by Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195

11. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695

12. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155

13. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198

14. Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $18, 9781416591061

15. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415


MASS MARKET


1. Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719

2. 1984.by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

3. Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski, Orbit, $8.99, 9780316029193

4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Signet, $6.99, 9780593198025

5. Animal Farm by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

6. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

7. American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296

9. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345326492

10. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487


CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

3. Good Night Colorado by Adam Gamble, Bill Mackey, Anne Rosen (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602190559

4. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037

5. The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525707752

6. The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713

7. Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen, Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811874953

8. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780670012701

9. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801

10. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241


CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. Guts by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350

3. A Tale of Magic… by Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523479

4. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293

5. One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780525707967

6. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605

7. Clean Getaway by Nic Stone, Crown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781984892973

8. Best Friends by Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469

9. The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani, Puffin, $8.99, 9780735228528

10. The Giver by Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688


CHILDREN’S SERIES TITLES


1. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419739033

3. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha, #2) by Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $19.99, 9781250170996

4. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590

5. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972

6. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3) by Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781481497060

7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $47.99, 9780545791427

8. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Square Fish, $10.99, 9781250076960

9. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935180

10. The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix, #2) by Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 978054581389


Hardcover Fiction

1. A Gentlemen In Moscow:
Amor Towles, Viking, $27.00, 978-0-670026197
2. Sing, Unburied, Sing:
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26.00, 978-1-501126062
3. Little Fires Everywhere:
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27.00, 978-0735224292
4. Robicheaux:
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 978-1-501176845
5. The Power:
Naomi Alderman, Little Brown, 26.00, 978-0-101946152
6. Origin:
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 978-0-285514231
7. Uncommon Type:
Tom Hanks, Knopf, $26.95, 978-1-101946152
8. Manhattan Beach:
Jennifer Egan, Scrbner, $27.00, 978-1-476716732
9. Artemis:
Andy Weir, Crown, $27.00, 978-0-553448122
10. The Woman In The Window:
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $26.99, 978-0-062678416
11. Lincoln In The Bardo:
George Saunders, Random House, $28.00, 978-0-812995343
12. The Wanted:
Robert Crais, Putman, $28.00, 978-0-399161506
13. Exit West:
Mohsin Hamid, Riverhead, $26.00, 978-0-735212176
14. Spy Of The First Person:
Sam Shepard, Knopf, $18.00, 978-0-525521563
15. In The Midst Of Winter:
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28.00, 978-1-501178139

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Leonardo da Vinci:
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35.00, 978-1-501139154
2. The Book Of Joy:
The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Avery, $26.00, 978-0-399185045
3. Hillbilly Elegy:
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 978-0-062300546
4. Killers Of The Flower Moon:
David Grann, Double Day, $28.95, 978-0-385534246
5. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry:
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 978-0-393609394
6. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck:
Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 978-0-62457714
7. Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House
Michael Wollf, Holt, $30.00, 978-1-250158062
8. Braving The Wilderness:
Brene Brown, Random House, $28.00, 978-0-812995848
9. The Hiden Life Of Trees:
Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 978-1-771642484
10. Women & Power: A Manifesto
Mary Beard, Liveright, $15.95, 978-1-63149758
11. Grant:
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40.00, 978-1-594204876
12. Between The World And Me:
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $25.00, 978-0-812993547
13.Atlas Obscura:
Joshua Foer, et.al., Workman, $35.00, 978-0-761169086
14. The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning:
Margareta Magnusson, Scribner, $18.99, 978-1-501173240
15. Born A Crime:
Trevor Noah, Spigel & Grau, $28.00, 978-0-399588174

Used Books

We have over 2,000 books in our used books section, located in the back of our store.  Our fiction section contains over 1,200 books that are listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.  We have over 400 non-fiction books, including histories, biographies, “how-to” books, reference books, books on religion, and much more.  We also have over 200 children’s books.  Our book selection is always changing, so if you don’t find what you are looking for, come back in a few days and check again. Our hard cover used books are $2.00 each, and our paperback used books are $1.00 each.  We also have a variety of gently used jigsaw puzzles that sell for $3.00 – $5.00, depending on the size and condition of the puzzle.


Local Interest

We have a nice collection of books and gifts by local authors and artisans.  Some of our top selling gift items are by local artists and crafters, including jewelry, honey, metal art, smoked cheese, tote bags, chili seasonings, soaps, cribbage boards, etched glassware, rubber stamps, bookmarks and more.  Please come in to see all of our local and Wyoming-made gifts.  We also have one of the most comprehensive collections of Wyoming, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain books; both fiction and non-fiction.