Alta Journal’s California Best Sellers List (March 7, 2024)

With reporting from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Alta Journal brings you a list of the best-selling titles at independent bookstores in Northern and Southern California for the week ending March 3, 2024.

Alta Journal‘s California Book Club takes over the indie bestsellers list this week, with three of the authors and special guests taking top spots. The one from the book club November 2021 author, Tommy Orange, returns with his new book, Walking stars– a long-awaited sequel to his debut novel There there. CBC special guest Rebecca Makkai graces the list with her campus novel I have some questions for you (watch Makkai talk about it The wrong end of the telescope bee CBC‘s August 2021 event with Rabih Alameddine). And in June 2024, CBC author Javier Zamora will release his powerful memoir, Solito.

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

Southern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

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  1. The womenKristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Press, $30
  2. The Heaven & Earth supermarketJames McBride, Riverhead Books, $28
  3. Walking stars, Tommy Orange, Knopf, $29. Read the Alt judgement.
  4. Fourth wingRebecca Yarros, Red Tower Books, $29.99
  5. North Wooden, Daniel Mason, Random House, $28. Read the Alt judgement.

HARDCOVER NNFICTION

Southern California, Bestsellers, March 7, 2024
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  1. The creative act: a way of beingRick Rubin, Penguin Press, $32
  2. Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of ConnectionCharles Duhigg, Random House, $30
  3. The Bet: a story of shipwreck, mutiny and murderDavid Grann, Doubleday, $30
  4. Burn Book: A Technical Love StoryKara Swisher, Simon & Schuster, $30
  5. Sadness is for peopleSloane Crosley, MCD, $27

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

Southern California, Bestsellers, March 7, 2024
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  1. A Garden of Thorns and RosesSarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19
  2. DuneFrank Herbert, Ace Books, $18
  3. I have some questions for you, Rebecca Makkai, Penguin Books, $19. Read the Alt judgement.
  4. To trustHernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $17
  5. The Midnight LibraryMatt Haig, Penguin Books, $18

TRADE PAPERBACK NNFICTION

Southern California, Bestsellers, March 7, 2024
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  1. All about love: new visionsbell hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
  2. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher CreativityJulia Cameron, Tarcherperigee, $19
  3. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Colonialism and Settler Resistance, 1917-2017Rashid Khalidi, Picador, $19.99
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (movie tie-in edition)David Grann, Vintage, $18
  5. Just Kids: National Book Award winnerPatti Smith, Ecco Press, $18.99

Northern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

Northern California, Best Sellers, March 7, 2024
Alt
  1. Walking stars, Tommy Orange, Knopf, $29. Read the Alt judgement.
  2. The womenKristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Press, $30
  3. The Heaven & Earth supermarketJames McBride, Riverhead Books, $28
  4. North Wooden, Daniel Mason, Random House, $28. Read the Alt judgement.
  5. Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50

HARDCOVER NNFICTION

Northern California, Best Sellers, March 7, 2024
Alt
  1. The creative act: a way of beingRick Rubin, Penguin Press, $32
  2. Burn Book: a technical love storyKara Swisher, Simon & Schuster, $30
  3. The Bet: a story of shipwreck, mutiny and murderDavid Grann, Doubleday, $30
  4. Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of ConnectionCharles Duhigg, Random House, $30
  5. Attack from within: How disinformation is sabotaging AmericaBarbara McQuade, Seven Stories Press, $35

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

Northern California, Best Sellers, March 7, 2024
Alt
  1. A Garden of Thorns and RosesSarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19
  2. HorseGeraldine Brooks, Penguin, $19
  3. To trustHernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $17
  4. DuneFrank Herbert, Ace Books, $18
  5. The Midnight LibraryMatt Haig, Penguin Books, $18

TRADE PAPERBACK NNFICTION

Northern California, Best Sellers, March 7, 2024
Alt
  1. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (movie tie-in edition)David Grann, Vintage, $18
  2. Solito: a memoirJavier Zamora, Hogarth, $18. View Zamora’s California Book Club Event.
  3. All about love: new visionsbell hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
  4. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Colonialism and Settler Resistance, 1917-2017Rashid Khalidi, Picador, $19.99
  5. Crying in H Mart: A MemoirMichelle Zauner, Vintage, $17

Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

Portrait photo of Elizabeth Casillas

Elizabeth Casillas does Alta Journal‘s editorial assistant. She recently graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has previously written for the Polypost And Enspire magazine.

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