Rooney keeps the top spot on Bookshop site's September chart

Rooney keeps the top spot on Bookshop site's September chart

Sally Rooney has kept the top spot on online retailer's Indie Champions chart for a second month, with Beautiful World, Where Are You (Faber).

The list highlights the books that generated the most money for independent bookshops on the platform in September. 

Rooney was closely followed by Richard Osman at number two with The Man Who Died Twice (Viking), and Women's Prize-winner Piranesi by Susanna Clarke ​(Headline) in third. 

Number four is Shon Faye's The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Penguin), followed by Bob Mortimer's And Away (S&S) in fifth and The Listening Party (DK) by Tim Burgess in sixth.

James Rebanks' English Pastoral: An Inheritance (Penguin) is seventh, while Cold War Steve: Journal of the Plague Year (Thames and Hudson) by Cold War Steve is eighth,  Aja Barber's Consumed: The need for collective change; colonialism, climate change & consumerism (Octopus) takes ninth, and The Good Ally (HQ) by Nova Reid comes in 10th. 

Clarke said she was "thrilled" to be on the list: “I live in the country and almost all my book-buying happens online. I was so happy when I learned that I could buy from independent bookshops through They are now my first port of call. It is especially thrilling to find Piranesi in the top three in September’s Indie Champions. Thank you, brilliant independent bookshops! (I should also say that I feel authorised to convey to you the delight of Piranesi, the main character and narrator of my book. is absolutely where he would be shopping, were he not fictional. No question.)”

Suzanne Baboneau, m.d. of the adult publishing division at S&S added: “What a thrill to see And Away up, up and away on the Indies Champion list for September.  Huge thanks from Bob and from all of us at S&S UK for the magnificent support across independents everywhere — and to all those orange jumper-wearing booksellers on pub day itself!  You have really taken Bob to your hearts and it’s a joy to see!”