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

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The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sept. 3 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. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

3. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: James McBride

4. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

5. Yellowface: R. F. Kuang

6. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

7. The Covenant of Water: Abraham Verghese

8. The Guest: Emma Cline

9. Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

10. Crook Manifesto: Colson Whitehead


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

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

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

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

5. The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession: Michael Finkel

6. Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury: Drew Gilpin Faust

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

8. Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair: Mercury Stardust

9. Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk: Billy Walters

10. Stay True: A Memoir: Hua Hsu


1. American Gods: Neil Gaiman

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

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

4. 1984: George Orwell

5. The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6. Dune: Frank Herbert

7. Interview with the Vampire: Anne Rice

8. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (Signet Classics): Edgar Allan Poe

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

10. The Color of Magic: Terry Pratchett


1. Trust: Hernan Diaz

2. Babel: R. F. Kuang

3. Our Missing Hearts: Celeste Ng

4. Assistant to the Villain: Hannah Nicole Maehrer

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

6. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

7. The Idiot: Elif Batuman

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

9. The Rabbit Hutch: Tess Gunty

10. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

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