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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Jan. 23 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. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

3. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

4. How to Sell a Haunted House: Grady Hendrix

5. The Shards: Bret Easton Ellis

6. The Passenger: Cormac McCarthy

7. Trust: Hernan Diaz

8. Horse: Geraldine Brooks

9. Hell Bent: Leigh Bardugo

10. Stella Maris: Cormac McCarthy


1. Spare: Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

2. The Creative Act: A Way of Being: Rick Rubin

3. The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise: Pico Iyer

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

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

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

7. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: Charlie Mackesy

8. Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files: Deb Perelman

9. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir: Michelle Zauner

10. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones: James Clear


1. 1984: George Orwell

2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Agatha Christie

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Neil Gaiman

4. The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

5. Dune: Frank Herbert

6. Slaughterhouse-Five: Kurt Vonnegut

7. The Name of the Wind: Patrick Rothfuss

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

9. Ender’s Game: Orson Scott Card

10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino


1. The Maid: Nita Prose

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

3. Circe: Madeline Miller

4. The Silent Patient: Alex Michaelides

5. It Ends with Us: Colleen Hoover

6. Cloud Cuckoo Land: Anthony Doerr

7. Love Poems: Pablo Neruda

8. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

9. Play It As It Lays: Joan Didion

10. Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

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