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Bestseller List

The Northern California Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and the NCIBA. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the NCIBA and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. (© 2007-2014 NCIBA)

Sales Week Ending August 24, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  2. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  3. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  4. California
    Edan Lepucki, Little Brown, $26
  5. The Magician’s Land
    Lev Grossman, Viking, $27.95
  6. We Are Not Ourselves
    Matthew Thomas, S&38;S, $28
  7. The Silkworm
    Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28
  8. Adultery
    Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $24.95
  9. Lucky Us
    Amy Bloom, Random House, $26
  10. The Book of Life
    Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95
  11. The Heist
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99
  12. Big Little Lies
    Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $26.95
  13. Sweetness #9
    Stephan Eirik Clark, Little Brown, $26
  14. The Husband’s Secret
    Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95
  15. The Vacationers
    Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  2. A Spy Among Friends
    Ben Macintyre, Crown, $27
  3. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
    Daniel J. Levitin, Dutton, $27.95
  4. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  5. Carsick
    John Waters, FSG, $26
  6. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95
  7. #Girlboss
    Sophia Amoruso, Portfolio, $26.95
  8. I Knead My Mommy
    Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95
  9. Goodnight Darth Vader
    Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95
  10. In the Kingdom of Ice
    Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $28.95
  11. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29
  12. Flash Boys
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95
  13. My Drunk Kitchen
    Hannah Hart, Dey Street Books, $22.99
  14. Hard Choices
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35
  15. Lean In
    Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  2. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  3. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  4. The Valley of Amazement
    Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99
  5. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  6. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  7. An Event in Autumn
    Henning Mankell, Vintage, $14.95
  8. Crazy Rich Asians
    Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15
  9. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  11. The Lowland
    Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95
  12. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  13. The Hundred-Foot Journey
    Richard C. Morais, Scribner, $15
  14. Me Before You
    Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16
  15. My Struggle, Book One
    Karl Ove Knausgaard, FSG, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  3. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  4. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  5. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  6. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $16
  7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  9. Orange Is the New Black
    Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  10. What We See When We Read
    Peter Mendelsund, Vintage, $16.95
  11. Lawrence in Arabia
    Scott Anderson, Anchor, $17.95
  12. The War That Ended Peace
    Margaret MacMillan, Random House, $20
  13. The French House
    Don Wallace, Sourcebooks, $14.99
  14. Show Your Work!
    Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95
  15. Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
    Russell Shorto, Vintage, $16.95

Mass Market

  1. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  2. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  3. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  4. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  6. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  8. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  9. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    Merriam-Webster, $6.50
  10. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. If I Stay
    Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99
  2. The Giver
    Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99
  3. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99
  4. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  5. Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)
    Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99
  6. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
    Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $24.99
  7. Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda)
    Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95
  8. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  9. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  11. Divergent
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99
  12. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  13. Four: A Divergent Collection
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99
  14. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  15. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
    Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and the American Booksellers Association. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org.