Alta Journal’s California Bestseller List (October 19, 2022)

Alta Journalwith reports from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, brings you a list of the top-selling titles at independent bookstores in Northern and Southern California for the week ending October 16, 2022.

Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel debuts on the list this week Hail Mary Project. This interstellar adventure follows astronaut Ryland Grace in a last-ditch effort to save humanity as he struggles to remember who he is. For science fiction fans, Highof number 12 includes three original short stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Jonathan Lethem and Annalee Newitz, plus a classic tale by Philp K. Dick. Do you have burning sci-fi questions? Randall Munroe has you covered with What if? 2: Additional serious scientific answers to nonsensical hypothetical questionswhich appears for the fifth time on High‘s bestsellers and is the first book to answer whether or not a lava lamp can be made from lava.

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

Southern California


HARDBACK FICTION

High

  1. Our missing heartsCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
  2. Lucia by the seaElizabeth Strout, random house, $28
  3. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrowGabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
  4. Less is wasted, Andrew Sean Greer, Small, Brown, $29. Read it High see againw
  5. Chemistry classBonnie Garmus, Double Day, $29

    HARD-COVER NON-FICTION

    alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, hardcover nonfiction, southern california

    High

    1. Confidence Man: The Creation of Donald Trump and America’s CollapseMaggie Haberman, Penguin Press, $32
    2. I’m glad my mother diedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
    3. Crying in H Mart: A MemoirMichelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
    4. When Women Lead: What They Accomplish, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn From ThemJulia Boorstin, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $29.99
    5. Adrift: America in 100 chartsScott Galloway, Wallet, $35

      COMMERCIAL POCKET FICTION

      alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, paperback fiction trade, southern california

      High

      1. It ends with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
      2. Earth Cuckoo CloudAnthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
      3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
      4. Hail Mary ProjectAndy Weir, Ballantine, $20
      5. Still lifeSarah Winman, Putnam, $17

        COMMERCIAL PAPER NON-FICTION

        alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, nonfiction paperback trade, southern california

        High

        1. All About Love: New Visionsbell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
        2. Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma HealingBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
        3. Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindYuval Noah Harari, Perennial Harper, $24.99
        4. Meditations: a new translation (revised)Marcus Aurelius, Modern Library, $11
        5. The Untethered Soul: the journey beyond yourselfMichael A. Singer, Harbinger New Publications, $18.95

          Northern California


          HARDBACK FICTION

          alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, northern california, hardcover fiction

          High

          1. Our missing heartsCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
          2. Lucia by the seaElizabeth Strout, random house, $28
          3. Fairy taleStephen King, Scribner, $32.50
          4. Chemistry classBonnie Garmus, Double Day, $29
          5. Less is wasted, Andrew Sean Greer, Small, Brown, $29. Read it High see againw

            HARD-COVER NON-FICTION

            alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, northern california, hardcover nonfiction

            High

            1. Confidence Man: The Creation of Donald Trump and America’s CollapseMaggie Haberman, Penguin Press, $32
            2. I’m glad my mother diedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
            3. What if? 2: Additional serious scientific answers to nonsensical hypothetical questionsRandall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30
            4. Dinner in one: exceptional and easy meals in one dishMelissa Clark, Clarkson Potter, $29.99
            5. The Myth of Normalcy: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic CultureGabor Mate, MD, Daniel Mate, Avery, $30

              COMMERCIAL POCKET FICTION

              alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, paperback fiction trade, northern california

              High

              1. Earth Cuckoo CloudAnthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
              2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
              3. It ends with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
              4. TruthColleen Hoover, Grand Central Publishing, $16.99
              5. Hail Mary ProjectAndy Weir, Ballantine, $20

                COMMERCIAL PAPER NON-FICTION

                alta journal california bestsellers, october 19 2022, northern california, nonfiction paperback trade

                High

                1. All About Love: New Visionsbell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
                2. Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma HealingBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
                3. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Science and Plant TeachingsRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Publishing, $20
                4. Fuzz: When nature breaks the lawMary Roach, WW Norton & Company, $16.95
                5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal FreedomDon Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95

                  Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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