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Local bestsellers



1. Everybody’s Fool Richard Russo Knopf

2. LaRose Louise Erdrich Harper

3. The Nest Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Ecco

4. The Fireman Joe Hill Morrow

5. Zero K Don DeLillo Scribner

6. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner

7. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s

8. Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly Ballantine

9. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead


10. Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld Random House


1. Valiant Ambition Nathaniel Philbrick Viking

2. The Gene: An Intimate History Siddhartha Mukherjee Scribner

3. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Random House

4. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli Riverhead

5. Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter Grand Central

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

7. The Rainbow Comes and Goes Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt Harper

8. Grit Angela Duckworth Scribner

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

10. Lab Girl Hope Jahren Knopf



1. The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Grove Press

2. A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

3. Me Before You Jojo Moyes Penguin


4. The Little Paris Bookshop Nina George Broadway

5. My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante Europa Editions

6. A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler Ballantine

7. A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Anchor

8. Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll S&S

9. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

10. Brooklyn Colm Toibin Scribner


1. The Wright Brothers David McCullough S&S

2. H Is for Hawk Helen Macdonald Grove Press

3. Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Penguin

4. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Penguin

5. The Soul of an Octopus Sy Montgomery Atria

6. Dead Wake Erik Larson Broadway

7. Barbarian Days William Finnegan Penguin

8. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Spiegel & Grau

9. You Are a Badass Jen Sincero Running Press

10. The Mindfulness Coloring Book Emma Farrarons Experiment

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, May 22.


John Paul Stapleton can be reached at john.stapleton@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnP_Stapleton