This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 1, 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. Sooley. John Grisham. Doubleday

2. Finding Ashley. Danielle Steel. Delacorte

3. A Gambling Man. David Baldacci. Grand Central

4. The Four Winds. Kristin Hannah. St. Martin's

5. The Midnight Library. Matt Haig. Viking

6. Ocean Prey. John Sandford. Putnam

7. Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book II: Greater Good). Timothy Zahn. Del Rey

8. A Distant Shore. Karen Kingsbury. Atria

9. Whereabouts. Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf

10. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. V.E. Schwab. Tor


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

2. The Hill We Climb. Amanda Gorman. Viking

3. You Are Your Best Thing.. Burke/Brown Random House

4. World Travel. Bourdain/Woolever. Ecco

5. The Bomber Mafia. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown

6. The Women of the Bible Speak. Shannon Bream. Broadside

7. How Y’all Doing? Leslie Jordan. Morrow

8. The Truth About COVID-19. Joseph Mercola. Chelsea Green

9. Out of Many, One. George W. Bush. Crown

10. Don't Drop the Mic. T.D. Jakes. Faith Words


1. The Sentinel. Child/Child. Dell

2. Meant to Be Immortal. Lynsay Sands. Avon

3. Country Proud. Linda Lael Miller. HQN

4. A Walk Along the Beach. Debbie Macomber. Ballantine

5. Outlaw Country. William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

6. Gold Mine Massacre. William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

7. Lone Wolf. Palmer/Pearce/Zanetti. Zebra

8. The Wedding Dress. Danielle Steel. Dell

9. Under Currents. Nora Roberts. St. Martin's

10. Near Dark. Brad Thor. Pocket


1. Clarity & Connection. Yung Pueblo. Andrews McMeel

2. Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens. Putnam

3. Lost. Patterson/Born. Grand Central

4. The Law of Innocence. Michael Connelly. Grand Central

5. Networking All-in-One for Dummies. Doug Lowe. For Dummies

6. The Viscount Who Loved Me. Julia Quinn. Avon

7. Later. Stephen King. Hard Case Crime

8. After-School Hanako-Kun. Aidairo. Yen

9. The Rose Code. Kate Quinn. Morrow

10. The Complete Salad Cookbook. America’s Test Kitchen