This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Dec. 25 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit


1. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

3. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

4. The Passenger: Cormac McCarthy

5. A World of Curiosities: Louise Penny

6. Galatea: A Short Story: Madeline Miller

7. Desert Star: Michael Connelly

8. Stella Maris: Cormac McCarthy

9. Horse: Geraldine Brooks

10. Foster: Claire Keegan


1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times: Michelle Obama

2. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story: Bono

3. I’m Glad My Mom Died: Jennette McCurdy

4. A Book of Days: Patti Smith

5. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook: Ina Garten

6. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us: Ed Yong

7. Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions: Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illus.)

8. The Philosophy of Modern Song: Bob Dylan

9. Cinema Speculation: Quentin Tarantino

10. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human: Siddhartha Mukherjee


1. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Douglas Adams

3. The Name of the Wind: Patrick Rothfuss

4. Foundation: Isaac Asimov

5. Slaughterhouse-Five: Kurt Vonnegut

6. American Gods: Neil Gaiman

7. Dune: Frank Herbert

8. The Shining: Stephen King

9. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary: Merriam-Webster

10. Fire & Blood: George R.R. Martin


1. Cloud Cuckoo Land: Anthony Doerr

2. Circe: Madeline Miller

3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Taylor Jenkins Reid

4. It Ends with Us: Colleen Hoover

5. The Best American Short Stories 2022: Andrew Sean Greer, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.)

6. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

7. It Starts with Us: Colleen Hoover

8. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

9. Verity: Colleen Hoover

10. The Silent Patient: Alex Michaelides

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