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Get the latest book recommendations from independent booksellers with the monthly IndieNext list, and Indie Kids' list. Nominated by independent booksellers and published by IndieBound and the American Booksellers Association, IndieNext lists have everything you need to discover the hottest new reads in independent bookstores.

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Brought to you by and the American Booksellers Association, the monthly Indie Next list features the bestselling books recommended by independent bookstores.

Indie Next List August 2023

Shark Heart
Emily Habeck

from: $19.79

Tom Lake
Ann Patchett

from: $23.92

None of This Is True
Lisa Jewell

from: $19.89

T. Kingfisher

from: $15.66

Crook Manifesto
Colson Whitehead

from: $22.45

The Invisible Hour: A Novel
Alice Hoffman

from: $15.69

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
James McBride

from: $22.63

Looking Glass Sound
Catriona Ward

from: $15.66

The Great Transition
Nick Fuller Googins

from: $22.62

Immortal Longings
Chloe Gong

from: $22.43

Mister Magic

from: $19.79

Camp Damascus
Chuck Tingle

from: $15.07

Silver Nitrate
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

from: $20.78

Colin Walsh

from: $20.32

The Woman in the Castello
Kelsey James

from: $13.14

The Connellys of County Down
Tracey Lange

from: $15.07

The Blonde Identity
Ally Carter

from: $14.47

Daniel Kraus

from: $20.77

Time's Mouth
Edan Lepucki

from: $22.63

Cruel Seduction
Katee Robert

from: $13.90

Sin Blaché

from: $22.27

Family Lore
Elizabeth Acevedo

from: $15.07

The Forest Brims Over
Maru Ayase

from: $13.86

Now in Paperback August 2023

The Fortunes of Jaded Women
Carolyn Huynh

from: $6.19

A Map for the Missing
Belinda Huijuan Tang

from: $11.59

The Night Ship
Jess Kidd

from: $10.19

Now Is Not the Time to Panic
Kevin Wilson

from: $6.69

The Work Wife: A Novel
Alison B. Hart

from: $6.49

May/June 2023 Kids Indie Next

Get the best recommendations for summer Children's & Young Adult book releases from independent booksellers.

July/August 2023 Kids Indie Next List

The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale
Jon Klassen

from: $16.31

Bitsy Bat, School Star
Kaz Windness

from: $15.36

Kevin Johnson

from: $15.36

I Want to Be Spaghetti!
Kiera Wright Ruiz

from: $16.31

The Ice Cream Vanishes
Julia Sarcone-Roach

from: $16.00

The Masjid Kamal Loves
Aaliya Jaleel

from: $15.69

We Are Going to Be Pals!
Mark Teague

from: $16.00

When Rubin Plays
Gracey Zhang

from: $9.09

Philip Bunting

from: $14.67

You Can't Be a Pterodactyl!
James Breakwell

from: $15.07

Middle Grade Indie Next List

Abeni's Song
P. Djèlí Clark

from: $9.84

The Bellwoods Game
Celia Krampien

from: $15.07

Camp Sylvania
Julie Murphy

from: $9.74

Half Moon Summer
Elaine Vickers

from: $9.99

Into the Shadow Mist
Christina Soontornvat

from: $13.49

The Kingdom Over the Sea
Zohra Nabi

from: $8.29

The Many Masks of Andy Zhou
Jack Cheng

from: $12.69

Misfit Mansion
Kay Davault

from: $13.91

The Probability of Everything
Sarah Everett

from: $13.59

Young Adult Indie Next List

All That’s Left to Say
Emery Lord

from: $15.95

An Echo in the City
K.X. Song

from: $10.79

The Faint of Heart
Kerilynn Wilson

from: $16.00

Give Me s Sign
Anna Sortino

from: $15.07

Going Bicoastal
Dahlia Adler

from: $16.32

Saint Juniper's Folly
Angeline Boulley

from: $15.07

The Shadow Sister
Lily Meade

from: $9.49

Sing Me to Sleep
Gabi Burton

from: $15.87

Their Vicious Games
Joelle Wellington

from: $16.61

You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight
Kalynn Bayron

from: $15.23

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