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


The SoCal Indie Bestsellers List for the sales week ended Nov. 5 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. Tom Lake: Ann Patchett

2. Fourth Wing: Rebecca Yarros

3. The Exchange: John Grisham

4.The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: James McBride

5. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

6. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

7. The Fraud: Zadie Smith

8. Roman Stories: Jhumpa Lahiri, Todd Portnowitz (Transl.)

9. Lady Tan’s Circle of Women: Lisa See

10. The Secret: Lee Child, Andrew Child


1. The Woman in Me: Britney Spears

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

3. Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon: Michael Lewis

4. Elon Musk: Walter Isaacson

5. Be Seen: Find Your Voice. Build Your Brand. Live Your Dream.: Jen Gottlieb

6. How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen: David Brooks

7. Enough: Cassidy Hutchinson

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

9. Every Man for Himself and God Against All: A Memoir: Werner Herzog

10. Being Henry: The Fonz … and Beyond: Henry Winkler


1. Elvis and Me: Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon

2. Animal Farm: George Orwell

3. Dune: Frank Herbert

4. Slaughterhouse-Five: Kurt Vonnegut

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

6. American Gods: Neil Gaiman

7. Jurassic Park: Michael Crichton

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

9. In the Company of Witches: Auralee Wallace

10. Hiroshima: John Hersey


1. Trust: Hernan Diaz

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses: Sarah J. Maas

3. The Way Forward: Yung Pueblo

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

5. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

6. All the Light We Cannot See: Anthony Doerr

7. The Shards: Bret Easton Ellis

8. The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho

9. The Cat Who Saved Books: Sosuke Natsukawa

10. Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology: Shane Hawk (Ed.), Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (Ed.)


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