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San Francisco Chronicle Bestsellers - Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for July 5, 2020
Bay Area rankings based on sales in Independent bookstores in the Bay Area during the week that ended Sunday, June 28. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Northern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in American society.


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

"Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” --Ta-Nehisi Coates
 


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER


Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593133934
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Published: One World - December 3rd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. These pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of language, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., her heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635572957
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we’ll no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

“The most important book for me this year.” --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSLLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062316110
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperback


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated


Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub