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NYTimes Best Sellers: Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States.

Most links below are to print books; check Overdrive for eBooks. Book covers provided by Syndetics depending on availability.

Data provided by The New York Times


New this week

The Room Where It Happened

by John Bolton

Simon & Schuster

The former national security advisor gives his account of the 17 months he spent working for President Trump.


14 weeks on the list

White Fragility

by Robin DiAngelo

Beacon Press

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.


9 weeks on the list

How to Be an Antiracist

by Ibram X Kendi

One World

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.


4 weeks on the list

Stamped from the Beginning

by Ibram X Kendi

Bold Type

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. A look at anti-Black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.


6 weeks on the list

So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo


A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.


67 weeks on the list

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Spiegel & Grau

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author's teenage son.


16 weeks on the list


by Glennon Doyle


The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.


6 weeks on the list

Me and White Supremacy

by Layla F Saad


Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.


4 weeks on the list

The Color of Law

by Richard Rothstein


An examination of the ways in which the government caused residential segregation through racial zoning and other systemic practices.


35 weeks on the list

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson

Spiegel & Grau

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.


3 weeks on the list

Countdown 1945

by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss

Avid Reader

The Fox News Sunday anchor gives an account of the key people involved in and events leading up to America’s attack on Hiroshima in 1945.


18 weeks on the list

The Splendid and the Vile

by Erik Larson


An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.


6 weeks on the list

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander

New Press

A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs,” mass incarceration and their impact on Black men.


68 weeks on the list

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

Spiegel & Grau

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”


82 weeks on the list


by Michelle Obama


The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.