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Here are the current bestsellers in Southern California’s independent bookstores – Pasadena Weekendr

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Number One in Hardcover Fiction: Funny Story by Emily Henry, published by Berkley, $29, 9780593441282

Here is the SoCal Indie Bestsellers List, brought to you by IndieBound and the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, for the sales week ending Sunday 2024. This list is based on reporting from the Independent Booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, and IndieBound. To find an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.


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HARDCOVER FICTION

  1. Funny story
    Emily Henry, Berkley, $29, 9780593441282
  2. James
    Percival Everett, Doubleday, $28, 9780385550369
  3. The women
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Press, $30, 9781250178633
  4. Table for two: fiction
    Amor Towles, Viking, $32, 9780593296370
  5. The famous
    Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $29.99, 9781250884251
  6. The Parisian novel
    Ruth Reichl, Random House, $29, 9780812996302
  7. The Heaven & Earth supermarket
    James McBride, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780593422946
  8. Martyr!
    Kaveh Akbar, Knopf, $28, 9780593537619
  9. North Wooden
    Daniel Mason, Random House, $28, 9780593597033
  10. Walking stars
    Tommy Orange, Knopf, $29, 9780593318256
  11. Remarkably bright creatures
    Shelby Van Pelt, Ecco, $29.99, 9780063204157
  12. Demon Copperhead
    Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50, 9780063251922
  13. Until August
    Gabriel García Márquez, Anne McLean (Ed.), Knopf, $22, 9780593801994
  14. Valley of Death
    Melissa Broder, Scribner, $27, 9781668024843
  15. The hunter
    Tana French, Viking, $32, 9780593493434

HARDCOVER NNFICTION

  1. The creative act: a way of being
    Rick Rubin, Penguin Press, $32, 9780593652886
  2. An unfinished love story: a personal history of the 1960s
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781982108663
  3. The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness
    Jonathan Haidt, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593655030
  4. Mes: Meditations after an attempted murder
    Salman Rushdie, Random House, $28, 9780593730249
  5. Somehow: thoughts about love
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead Books, $22, 9780593714416
  6. Shakespeare: The man who pays the rent
    Judi Dench, Brendan O’Hea, St. Martin’s Press, $32, 9781250325778
  7. The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact, and Captain James Cook’s Fatal Last Voyage
    Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $35, 9780385544764
  8. The work of art: how something comes from nothing
    Adam Moss, Penguin Press, $45, 9780593297582
  9. The Bet: a story of shipwreck, mutiny and murder
    David Grann, Doubleday, $30, 9780385534260
  10. The age of magical overthinking: Notes on modern irrationality
    Amanda Montell, Atria/One Signal Publishers, $28.99, 9781668007976
  11. There is always this year: about basketball and ascension
    Hanif Abdurraqib, Random House, $32, 9780593448793
  12. Our Struggle: A Memoir
    Ronda Rousey, Grand Central Publishing, $29, 9781538757376
  13. Age of Revolutions: Progress and Setback from 1600 to the Present
    Fareed Zakaria, WW Norton & Company, $29.99, 9780393239232
  14. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse
    Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
  15. Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things
    Adam Grant, Viking, $32, 9780593653142

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

  1. A Garden of Thorns and Roses
    Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19, 9781635575569
  2. Great Swiss
    Jen Beagin, Scribner, $17, 9781982153090
  3. The three-body problem
    Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Ed.), Tor, $18.99, 9780765382030
  4. Play it as it is
    Joan Didion, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $18, 9780374529949
  5. Only for summer
    Abby Jimenez, Forever, $17.99, 9781538704431
  6. Romantic comedy
    Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House Trade Paperbacks, $18, 9780399590962
  7. Beach reading
    Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
  8. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593
  9. The Midnight Library
    Matt Haig, Penguin, $18, 9780525559498
  10. To trust
    Hernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780593420324
  11. How to end a love story
    Yulin Kuang, Avon, $18.99, 9780063310681
  12. Happy place
    Emily Henry, Berkley, $19, 9780593441190
  13. Giovanni’s room
    James Baldwin, Vintage, $16, 9780345806567
  14. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    Taylor Jenkins Reid, Atria, $17, 9781501161933
  15. Stone Cold Fox
    Rachel Koller Croft, Berkley, $18, 9780593547519

TRADE PAPERBACK NNFICTION

  1. The Backyard Bird Chronicles
    Amy Tan, Knopf, $35, 9780593536131
  2. All about love: new visions
    bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
  3. Everything now: lessons from the city-state of Los Angeles
    Rosecrans Baldwin, Picador, $19, 9781250849199
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    David Grann, Vintage, $18, 9780593470831
  5. The Eater Guide to Los Angeles (Eater City Guide)
    Eater, Abrams image, $19.99, 9781419765827
  6. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Colonialism and Settler Resistance, 1917-2017
    Rashid Khalidi, Metropolitan Books, $19.99, 9781250787651
  7. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
    Michelle Zauner, Vintage, $17, 9781984898951
  8. The Artist’s Way: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Julia Cameron, TarcherPigee, $19, 9780143129257
  9. Everything I Know About Love: A Memoir
    Dolly Alderton, Harper Perennial, $18.99, 9780062968791
  10. Poverty, because of America
    Matthew Desmond, Crown, $20, 9780593239933
  11. A book of days
    Patti Smith, Random House Trade Paperbacks, $20, 9780593730386
  12. City of Quartz: Unearthing the Future in Los Angeles (Essential Mike Davis)
    Mike Davis, Verso, $21.95, 9781786635891
  13. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
    Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 9781571313560
  14. The Best Minds: a story about friendship, madness and the tragedy of good intentions
    Jonathan Rosen, Penguin Books, $20, 9780143132899
  15. The year of magical thinking
    Joan Didion, Vintage, $17, 9781400078431

MASS MARKET

  1. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593640340
  2. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
  3. Dune Messiah
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233
  4. Mistborn: The Last Empire
    Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9781250318541
  5. The hitchhiker’s guide to the Milky Way
    Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345391803
  6. A raisin in the sun
    Lorraine Hansberry, Vintage, $8.95, 9780679755333
  7. Slaughterhouse-Five
    Kurt Vonnegut, Bay Leaf, $9.99, 9780440180296
  8. Children of Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441104024
  9. The diary of a young girl
    Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
  10. American Gods
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

CHILDREN ILLUSTRATED

  1. My Lost Freedom: A Japanese-American Story of World War II
    George Takei, Michelle Lee (Illus.), Crown Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593566350
  2. The very hungry caterpillar
    Eric Carle, World of Eric Carle, $10.99, 9780399226908
  3. Grumpy monkey
    Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (illustrated), Random House Studio, $8.99, 9780593123997
  4. Taylor Swift: A Little Golden Book Biography
    Wendy Loggia, Elisa Chavarri (Illus.), Golden Books, $5.99, 9780593566718
  5. Dragons love tacos
    Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial Books, $18.99, 9780803736801
  6. good night moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $10.99, 9780694003617
  7. Big
    Vashti Harrison, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780316353229
  8. Imagine, you and me
    Benson Shum, Dial Books, $18.99, 9780593617069
  9. Roy is not a dog
    Esmé Shapiro, Daniel Newell Kaufman, Tundra Books, $18.99, 9780735265967
  10. Anzu the Great Kaiju
    Benson Shum, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781250776129

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDREN

  1. The return of Rachel Price
    Holly Jackson, Delacorte Press, $20.99, 9780593374207
  2. If only I had told her
    Laura Nowlin, Sourcebooks Fire, $12.99, 9781728276229
  3. Five survive
    Holly Jackson, Ember, $14.99, 9780593374191
  4. If he had been with me
    Laura Nowlin, Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99, 9781728205489
  5. The eyes and the impossible
    Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781524764203
  6. Mexikid
    Pedro Martín, Dial Books, $14.99, 9780593462294
  7. Holes
    Louis Sachar, yearling, $6.99, 9780440419464
  8. Magnolia Wu unfolds it all
    Chanel Miller, Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780593624524
  9. Powerless
    Lauren Roberts, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781665954884
  10. Rainbow! Part 1 (original graphic novel)
    Sunny, Gloomy (Image), Graphix, $16.99, 9781339011233

CHILDREN’S SERIES

  1. Dog man
    Dav Pilkey, Graphix
  2. Charlie Thorne
    Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  3. Researchers
    John Patrick Green, Christopher Hastings, Pat Lewis (Illus.), First Second
  4. The spy school
    Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  5. The life of a loser
    Jeff Kinney
  6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion
  7. Magic tree house
    Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers
  8. Grace Watson
    Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illus.), Candlewick
  9. I’ve survived it
    Lauren Tarshis, Brian Churilla (Illus.), Scholastic
  10. Wild robot
    Peter Brown, little brown books for young readers