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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 July 20, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. The Book of Life
    Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95
  2. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  3. California
    Edan Lepucki, Little Brown, $26
  4. The Silkworm
    Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28
  5. The Heist
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99
  6. Midnight in Europe
    Alan Furst, Random House, $27
  7. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  8. The Vacationers
    Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26.95
  9. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95
  10. The Care and Management of Lies
    Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99
  11. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
    Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $35
  12. The Queen of the Tearling
    Erika Johansen, Harper, $26.99
  13. Wayfaring Stranger
    James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99
  14. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Crown, $24
  15. One Plus One
    Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $27.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95
  2. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  3. Hard Choices
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35
  4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  5. Tibetan Peach Pie
    Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99
  6. Carsick
    John Waters, FSG, $26
  7. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28
  8. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee
    Marja Mills, Penguin Press, $27.95
  9. Flash Boys
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95
  10. Cool Gray City of Love
    Rajesh Kumar, Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $27
  11. Think Like a Freak
    Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99
  12. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29
  13. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves
    James Nestor, Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27
  14. Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder
    Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, Counterpoint, $30
  15. #Girlboss
    Sophia Amoruso, Portfolio, $26.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  2. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  4. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  5. The Lowland
    Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95
  6. And the Mountains Echoed
    Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16
  7. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  8. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  9. The Valley of Amazement
    Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99
  10. The Cuckoo’s Calling
    Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18
  11. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  12. Crazy Rich Asians
    Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15
  13. The Silver Star
    Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16
  14. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  15. Police
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  3. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  4. Orange Is the New Black
    Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  6. One Summer: America, 1927
    Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95
  7. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  8. Lawrence in Arabia
    Scott Anderson, Anchor, $17.95
  9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  10. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $16
  11. Quiet
    Susan Cain, Broadway, $16
  12. The Story of the Human Body
    Daniel Lieberman, Vintage, $15.95
  13. Meanwhile, in San Francisco
    Wendy MacNaughton, Chronicle Books, $18.95
  14. My Beloved World
    Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95
  15. Assholes: A Theory
    Aaron James, Anchor, $14.95

Mass Market

  1. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  2. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  5. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  6. Lord of the Flies
    William Golding, Berkley, $9.99
  7. Never Go Back
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  8. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  10. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  2. Looking for Alaska
    John Green, Puffin, $9.99
  3. Four: A Divergent Collection
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99
  4. If I Stay
    Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99
  5. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99
  6. Divergent
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99
  7. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $9.99
  8. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  9. A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories #3)
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18
  10. An Abundance of Katherines
    John Green, Speak, $9.99
  11. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  12. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  13. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  14. The Giver
    Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99
  15. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99

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.