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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 (© 2007-2014 NCIBA)

Sales Week Ending November 16, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. Let Me Be Frank With You
    Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99
  3. The Burning Room
    Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28
  4. Revival
    Stephen King, Scribner, $30
  5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $18.95
  6. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  7. Prince Lestat
    Anne Rice, Knopf, $28.95
  8. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95
  9. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  10. The Peripheral
    William Gibson, Putnam Adult, $28.95
  11. Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014
    Alice Munro, Knopf, $30
  12. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  13. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  14. Nora Webster
    Colm Toibin, Scribner, $27
  15. The World of Ice & Fire
    George R.R. Martin, et al., Bantam, $50

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99
  2. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  3. Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95
  4. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  5. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  6. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  7. The Secret History of Wonder Woman
    Jill Lepore, Knopf, $29.95
  8. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  9. Make It Ahead
    Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
  10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99
  11. The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year
    Andy Cohen, Holt, $26
  12. Plenty More
    Yotam Ottolenghi, Ten Speed Press, $35
  13. The Innovators
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35
  14. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  15. How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food
    Mark Bittman, Houghton Mifflin, $35

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  2. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  3. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  4. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  5. Hild
    Nicola Griffith, Picador USA, $18
  6. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  7. Someone
    Alice McDermott, Picador USA, $15
  8. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  9. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  10. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
    Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16
  11. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
    Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16
  12. The Best American Short Stories 2014
    Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95
  13. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  14. The Luminaries
    Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18
  15. Me Before You
    Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  3. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  4. Triple Crowned: The San Francisco Giants’ Incredible 2014 Championship Season
    Triumph Books, $14.95
  5. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  6. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  7. The Heart of Everything That Is
    Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17
  8. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  9. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  10. 2014 World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants
    Major League Baseball, FENN-M&S, $19.95
  11. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  12. Zealot
    Reza Aslan, Random House, $18
  13. Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
    Luke Barr, Clarkson Potter, $15
  14. The Science of Interstellar
    Kip Thorne, Norton, $24.95
  15. Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog
    Grant Petersen, Workman, $13.95

Mass Market

  1. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  2. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  3. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  5. Good Omens
    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99
  6. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  8. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  2. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  3. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  4. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  5. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)
    Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99
  6. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  7. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  8. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  9. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  10. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  11. Drama
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  12. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
    James Dean, Kimberly Dean, HarperFestival, $6.99
  13. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $9.99
  14. Good Night San Francisco
    Adam Gamble, Santiago Cohen (Illus.), Our World of Books, $9.95
  15. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
    Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99

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