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

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended May 21 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. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

3. The Covenant of Water: Abraham Verghese

4. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

5. The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece: Tom Hanks

6. Happy Place: Emily Henry

7. The Guest: Emma Cline

8. Yellowface: R. F. Kuang

9. Hello Beautiful: Ann Napolitano

10. Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Toshikazu Kawaguchi


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

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

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

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

5. King: A Life: Jonathan Eig

6. Poverty, by America: Matthew Desmond

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

8. Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain: Andrew McCarthy

9. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity: Peter Attia, M.D., Bill Gifford

10. Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World: Malcolm Harris


1. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

2. Dune: Frank Herbert

3. The Catcher in the Rye: J.D. Salinger

4. The Long Walk: Stephen King

5. The Martian Chronicles: Ray Bradbury

6. The Illustrated Man: Ray Bradbury

7. 1984: George Orwell

8. The Way of Kings: Brandon Sanderson

9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou

10. And Then There Were None: Agatha Christie


1. Trust: Hernan Diaz

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

3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

4. The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho

5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V. E. Schwab

6. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

7. The House in the Cerulean Sea: TJ Klune

8. The Candy House: Jennifer Egan

9. Verity: Colleen Hoover

10. The Last Thing He Told Me: Laura Dave

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