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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 Oct. 30 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. The Passenger: Cormac McCarthy

3. Our Missing Hearts: Celeste Ng

4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Gabrielle Zevin

5. Liberation Day: George Saunders

6. The Atlas Paradox: Olivie Blake

7. Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

8. Horse: Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969

9. A Psalm for the Wild-Built: Becky Chambers

10. Poster Girl: Veronica Roth


1. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook: Ina Garten

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

3. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir: Paul Newman

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

5. Solito: A Memoir: Javier Zamora

6. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: Randall Munroe

7. Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America: Maggie Haberman

8. Somebody Feed Phil the Book: Untold Stories, Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Favorite Recipes: Phil Rosenthal, Jenn Garbee

9. Bibi: My Story: Benjamin Netanyahu

10. Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]: Ken Forkish


1. Animal Farm: George Orwell

2. Mistborn: The Final Empire: Brandon Sanderson

3. Fire & Blood: George R. R. Martin

4. Interview with the Vampire: Anne Rice

5. The Ruin of Kings: Jenn Lyons

6. Siddhartha: Hermann Hesse

7. The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Novels: Henry James

8. Slaughterhouse-Five: Kurt Vonnegut

9. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories (Signet Classics): Oscar Wilde

10. The October Country: Ray Bradbury


1. It Starts with Us: Colleen Hoover

2. It Ends with Us: Colleen Hoover

3. The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller

4. Project Hail Mary: Andy Weir

5. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid

6. Circe: Madeline Miller

7. Crossroads: Jonathan Franzen

8. Devil House: John Darnielle

9. Daughter of the Moon Goddess: Sue Lynn Tan

10. The Idiot: Elif Batuman

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