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    This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores
    • October 18, 2023

    The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Oct. 15 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. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: James McBride

    3. The Fraud: Zadie Smith

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

    5. Death Valley: Melissa Broder

    6. The Mysteries: Bill Watterson, John Kascht (Illus.)

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

    8. Demon Copperhead: Barbara Kingsolver

    9. Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus

    10. The Last Devil to Die: Richard Osman


    1. Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

    4. Elon Musk: Walter Isaacson

    5. Making It So: A Memoir: Patrick Stewart

    6. Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World: Naomi Klein

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

    8. Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America: Heather Cox Richardson

    9. Enough: Cassidy Hutchinson

    10. Begin Again: How We Got Here and Where We Might Go — Our Human Story. So Far: Oliver Jeffers


    1. 1984: George Orwell

    2. The Name of the Wind: Patrick Rothfuss

    3. Interview with the Vampire: Anne Rice

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

    5. The Way of Kings: Brandon Sanderson

    6. Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll: Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon

    7. Storm Front: Jim Butcher

    8. American Gods: Neil Gaiman

    9. 2001: A Space Odyssey: Arthur C. Clarke

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


    1. Trust: Hernan Diaz

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

    3. The Way Forward: Yung Pueblo

    4. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig

    5. The Idiot: Elif Batuman

    6. Big Swiss: Jen Beagin

    7. Babel: R. F. Kuang

    8. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro

    9. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman

    10. Bunny: Mona Awad

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    ​ Orange County Register