Trade Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers http://www.spiders.com/bestsellers/ Trade Paperback Nonfiction list for December 23, 2020, for sales ending December 20, 2020. Based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide. For an independent bookstore store near you, call 1-888-266-5736, or visit <a href="http://indiebound.org/?affiliateId=objective">IndieBound.org</a>. Online syndication provided by Objective Consulting, Inc. <a href="http://www.spiders.com/">http://www.spiders.com/</a> en-us 1. Braiding Sweetgrass http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9781571313560&assignStoreNear=00000 by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions, ISBN: 9781571313560); Last week: 1; Weeks on List: * "Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices." 360 Braiding Sweetgrass 1 Robin Wall Kimmerer Milkweed Editions 9781571313560 Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. 18 2. My Own Words http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9781501145254&assignStoreNear=00000 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (S&S, ISBN: 9781501145254); Last week: 2; Weeks on List: 50 "Ruth Bader Ginsburg's first book after becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 is a witty, engaging, and serious collection of writings and speeches." 360 My Own Words 2 Ruth Bader Ginsburg S&S 9781501145254 Ruth Bader Ginsburg's first book after becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 is a witty, engaging, and serious collection of writings and speeches. 18 3. The Truths We Hold http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780525560739&assignStoreNear=00000 by Kamala Harris (Penguin, ISBN: 9780525560739); Last week: 3; Weeks on List: 15 "Vice President-elect Harris looks at the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them." 360 The Truths We Hold 3 Kamala Harris Penguin 9780525560739 Vice President-elect Harris looks at the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. 18 4. Sapiens http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780062316110&assignStoreNear=00000 by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper Perennial, ISBN: 9780062316110); Last week: 7; Weeks on List: * "A groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human." 360 Sapiens 4 Yuval Noah Harari Harper Perennial 9780062316110 A groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. 24.99 5. What Unites Us http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9781616209940&assignStoreNear=00000 by Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner (Algonquin Books, ISBN: 9781616209940); Last week: 4; Weeks on List: 8 "With this collection of essays, venerated journalist Rather reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded." 360 What Unites Us 5 Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner Algonquin Books 9781616209940 With this collection of essays, venerated journalist Rather reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. 16.95 6. Born a Crime http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780399588198&assignStoreNear=00000 by Trevor Noah (One World, ISBN: 9780399588198); Last week: 5; Weeks on List: * "Noah's compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime coming-of-age memoir is set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed." 360 Born a Crime 6 Trevor Noah One World 9780399588198 Noah's compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime coming-of-age memoir is set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. 18 7. The Warmth of Other Suns http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780679763888&assignStoreNear=00000 by Isabel Wilkerson (Vintage, ISBN: 9780679763888); Last week: 6; Weeks on List: 46 "Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilkerson's chronicle of the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South in search of a better life." 360 The Warmth of Other Suns 7 Isabel Wilkerson Vintage 9780679763888 Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilkerson's chronicle of the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South in search of a better life. 17.95 8. Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780063051331&assignStoreNear=00000 by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper Perennial, ISBN: 9780063051331); Last week: 12; Weeks on List: 5 "Featuring full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership." 360 Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) 8 Yuval Noah Harari Harper Perennial 9780063051331 Featuring full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership. 25.99 9. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2021 http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9781571988485&assignStoreNear=00000 by Old Farmer's Almanac (Old Farmer's Almanac, ISBN: 9781571988485); Last week: 8; Weeks on List: 5 "The annual almanac of weather, astrology, calendars, gardening tips, home remedies, and more all presented in the inimitably useful and humorous way it has done since 1792." 360 The Old Farmer's Almanac 2021 9 Old Farmer's Almanac Old Farmer's Almanac 9781571988485 The annual almanac of weather, astrology, calendars, gardening tips, home remedies, and more all presented in the inimitably useful and humorous way it has done since 1792. 8.95 10. The Color of Law http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9781631494536&assignStoreNear=00000 by Richard Rothstein (Liveright, ISBN: 9781631494536); Last week: 9; Weeks on List: 34 "Rothstein's powerful book describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation." 360 The Color of Law 10 Richard Rothstein Liveright 9781631494536 Rothstein's powerful book describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation. 17.95 11. Conversations with RBG http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9781250762641&assignStoreNear=00000 by Jeffrey Rosen (Picador, ISBN: 9781250762641); Last week: 15; Weeks on List: 7 "Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center, Jeffrey Rosen." 360 Conversations with RBG 11 Jeffrey Rosen Picador 9781250762641 Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center, Jeffrey Rosen. 18 12. Say Nothing http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780307279286&assignStoreNear=00000 by Patrick Radden Keefe (Anchor, ISBN: 9780307279286); Weeks on List: 23 "Award-winning New Yorker staff writer Keefe presents a stunning and intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions." 360 Say Nothing 12 Patrick Radden Keefe Anchor 9780307279286 Award-winning New Yorker staff writer Keefe presents a stunning and intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. 16.95 13. Intimations http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780593297612&assignStoreNear=00000 by Zadie Smith (Penguin, ISBN: 9780593297612); Weeks on List: 17 "Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time." 360 Intimations 13 Zadie Smith Penguin 9780593297612 Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time. 10.95 14. Wow, No Thank You. http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780525563488&assignStoreNear=00000 by Samantha Irby (Vintage, ISBN: 9780525563488); Last week: 13; Weeks on List: 15 "The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You. is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable." 360 Wow, No Thank You. 14 Samantha Irby Vintage 9780525563488 The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You. is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable. 15.95 15. Just Mercy http://www.booksense.com/product/info.jsp?affiliateId=objective&isbn=9780593133934&assignStoreNear=00000 by Bryan Stevenson (One World, ISBN: 9780593133934); Last week: 10; Weeks on List: 43 "A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice." 360 Just Mercy 15 Bryan Stevenson One World 9780593133934 A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. 17