Sonoma’s bestsellers list

Nonfiction Hardcover

1. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown

The University of Houston research professor and popular podcaster outlines the essential human emotions, and provides the language and tools to build connections with others.

2. Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

The award-winning actor’s memoir of his life in and out of the kitchen.

3. These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett

Written during the pandemic, essays from the bestselling author display humor and insight into humanity’s fleeting time on earth.

4. Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

The cartoonist and physicist bring their popular podcast to book form, addressing topics involving space, time and gravity.

5. All About Me: My Remarkable Life in Show Business! by Mel Brooks

Memoir from the 95-year-old legendary comedian, actor and film producer/director.

Nonfiction Paperback

1. Secret Sonoma by Karen Misuraca

A collection of weird and wonderful hidden treasures of Sonoma County.

2. 100 Things to do in Sonoma County Before You Die by Yvonne Horn

For tourists and locals alike, a guidebook to the unexpected and unexplored in Sonoma County.

3. Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

An eloquent exploration of the human relationship to water, by the Bay Area journalist.

4. Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best by Neal Bascomb

Exciting true-life story of an unlikely group of upstarts who triumph over Hitler’s fearsome auto racing team.

5. Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

The Sonoma native and New Yorker cartoonist delivers a funny and thoughtful exploration of her fascination with true crimes.


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney

Graphic Novel, ages 8-10. The 16th episode of the enormously popular Wimpy Kid series.

2. Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey

Graphic Novel, ages 8-12. The second installment of the new Cat Kid series, from the creator of the enormously popular Dog Man.

3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Middle Reader, ages 8-12.

A 12-year-old boy is forced to part with his beloved pet fox and sets out to find him, in this enchanting and heartrending tale of war, loss and the power of friendship.

4. Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night by Tui T. Sutherland and Mike Holmes

Graphic Novel, ages 8-12. The fifth installment in the popular Wings of Fire series.

5. The Tiny Star by Mem Fox and Freya Blackwood

Illustrated, ages 4-8. From the creator of the classic Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, the story of a falling star that becomes a baby upon landing on earth.

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