Alta Journal California Bestseller List (Jan 18, 2023)

With reports from the California Independent Booksellers Association, Alta Journal Brings you a list of the best-selling titles in independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for the week ending January 15, 2023.

Leigh Bardugo, Los Angeles-based creator of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, which has been adapted into a Netflix series, On the menu this week with a new novel. sure bentBardugo’s highly anticipated sequel to The ninth house, follows Alex Stern, whose quiet life in Los Angeles is upended as she tries to save a soul from hell. and Dasher Keltner, professor at the University of California, Berkeley and consultant to Pixar inside outjoins the non-fiction ranking with Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonders and How They Can Change Your Life. Keltner’s book examines the emotion we call awe and how it can shape how we view our surroundings.

For a complete list of titles and categories, visit the California Independent Booksellers Association.

Southern California


Hard imagination

A Southern California Bestseller Hardcover & Fiction, January 18, 2023

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  1. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrowBuy it: Gabriel Zeven, Knopf, $28
  2. Lessons in chemistryBuy it: Bonnie Garmos Doubleday, $29
  3. a horseGeraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
  4. The Copperhead DemonBarbara Kingsolver Harper $32.50
  5. trustHernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $28
    1. Noncongestion hardness

      The Southern California Bestseller, Hardcover, Nonfiction, January 18, 2023

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      1. additionalBuy it: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Random House, $36
      2. The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain TimesMichelle Obama, Crown Publishing Group, $32.50
      3. I am happy that my mother is deadJeannette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
      4. The book of daysBuy it: Patti Smith, Random House, $28.99
      5. Atomic Habits: An Easy, Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad HabitsJames Claire Avery $27
        1. Trade paper direction

          A Southern California Bestseller, Trade Paperback, Nonfiction, January 18, 2023

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          1. the maidNita Prose, Ballantine Books, $18
          2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins Red, Washington Square Press, $17
          3. It starts with usColin Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
          4. The silent patientAlex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99
          5. ends with usColin Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
            1. Cardboard deprivation

              Southern California Bestseller, Trade Paperback, Nonfiction, Jan. 18, 2023

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              1. All About Love: New InsightsBell Hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
              2. January 6th reportSet Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol and Others, Celadon Books, $17.99
              3. Meditations: a new (revised) translation.Marcus Aurelius, The Modern Library, $11
              4. The year of magical thinkingJoan Didion Vintage, $17
              5. Sweetgrass Braiding for Young People: Aboriginal Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Plant TeachingsRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Edition, $20
                1. Northern California


                  Hard imagination

                  Northern California Bestseller, Harcouver, Weston, January 18, 2023

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                  1. Lessons in chemistryBuy it: Bonnie Garmos Doubleday, $29
                  2. The Copperhead DemonBarbara Kingsolver Harper $32.50
                  3. sure bentLeigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $29.99
                  4. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrowBuy it: Gabriel Zeven, Knopf, $28
                  5. a horseGeraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
                    1. Noncongestion hardness

                      Northern California Bestseller, Hardcover, Non-Fiction, Jan. 18, 2023

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                      1. additionalBuy it: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Random House, $36
                      2. The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain TimesMichelle Obama, Crown Publishing Group, $32.50
                      3. Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonders and How They Can Change Your LifeDacher Keltner, Penguin Press, $28
                      4. Phenomenal World: How Animals’ Senses Reveal the Hidden Worlds Around UsEd Young, Random House, $30
                      5. I am happy that my mother is deadJeannette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
                        1. Trade paper direction

                          Northern California Bestseller, Trade Paperback, Nonfiction, January 18, 2023

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                          1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins Red, Washington Square Press, $17
                          2. the maidNita Prose, Ballantine Books, $18
                          3. ends with usColin Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
                          4. Achilles songMadeline Miller Ecco $17.99
                          5. Cocoland cloudAnthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
                            1. Cardboard deprivation

                              Northern California Bestseller, Trade Paperback, Nonfiction, Jan. 18, 2023

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                              1. All About Love: New InsightsBell Hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
                              2. Sweetgrass Braiding for Young People: Aboriginal Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Plant TeachingsRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Edition, $20
                              3. January 6th reportSet Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol and Others, Celadon Books, $17.99
                              4. Dopamine nation: Finding balance in an age of indulgenceAnna Lembeck, MD, Dutton, $18
                              5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal FreedomDon Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95
                                1. Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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