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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended May 7 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. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

2. Happy Place: Emily Henry

3. The Covenant of Water: Abraham Verghese

4. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

5. In the Lives of Puppets: TJ Klune

6. Hello Beautiful: Ann Napolitano

7. Small Mercies: Dennis Lehane

8. Romantic Comedy: Curtis Sittenfeld

9. I Have Some Questions for You: Rebecca Makkai

10. Horse: Geraldine Brooks


1. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder: David Grann

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

3. Poverty, by America: Matthew Desmond

4. Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You: A Memoir: Lucinda Williams

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

6. Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma: Claire Dederer

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

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

9. You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir: Maggie Smith

10. I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan: Katie Porter


1. 1984: George Orwell

2. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories: Oscar Wilde

3. The Martian Chronicles: Ray Bradbury

4. Mythology: Edith Hamilton

5. Dune: Frank Herbert

6. A Raisin in the Sun: Lorraine Hansberry

7. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: Malcom X

9. Crime and Punishment: Fyodor Dostoevsky

10. Animal Farm: George Orwell


1. The Candy House: Jennifer Egan

2. Trust: Hernan Diaz

3. The Last Thing He Told Me: Laura Dave

4. Pure Colour: Sheila Heti

5. Circe: Madeline Miller

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

7. Daisy Jones & The Six: Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro

9. The Idiot: Elif Batuman

10. Meet Me at the Lake: Carley Fortune

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


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