Local bestsellers



1. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner

2. Fates and Furies Lauren Groff Riverhead

3. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s

4. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead

5. Felicity Mary Oliver Penguin Press

6. The Japanese Lover Isabel Allende Atria

7. Avenue of Mysteries John Irving S&S

8. City on Fire Garth Risk Hallberg Knopf

9. A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Doubleday

10. Slade House David Mitchell Random House


1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Ten Speed Press

2. Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Spiegel & Grau


3. Gratitude Oliver Sacks Knopf

4. M Train Patti Smith Knopf

5. Notorious RBG Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik Dey Street

6. The Witches Stacy Schiff Little Brown

7. Thing Explainer Randall Munroe Houghton Mifflin

8. Brave Enough Cheryl Strayed Knopf

9. H Is for Hawk Helen MacDonald Grove Press

10. S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome Mary Beard Liveright



1. My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante Europa Editions

2. Euphoria Lily King Grove Press

3. Brooklyn Colm Tóibín Scribner

4. The Story of a New Name Elena Ferrante Europa Editions

5. The Martian Andy Weir Broadway

6. Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel Vintage

7. The Story of the Lost Child Elena Ferrante Europa Editions

8. Descent Tim Johnston Algonquin

9. At the Water’s Edge Sara Gruen Spiegel & Grau

10. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Elena Ferrante Europa Editions


1. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Penguin

2. Lost Ocean Johanna Basford Penguin

3. The Mindfulness Coloring Book Emma Farrarons Experiment

4. Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Penguin

5. In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick Penguin

6. The Big Short Michael Lewis Norton


7. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac

8. I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Back Bay

9. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two Emma Farrarons (Illus.) Experiment

10. Empire of Cotton Sven Beckert Vintage

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, January 3.

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