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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 October 19, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  2. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  3. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95
  4. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  5. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  6. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
    Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27
  7. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25
  8. Nora Webster
    Colm Toibin, Scribner, $27
  9. Blue Horses
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95
  10. Edge of Eternity
    Ken Follett, Dutton, $36
  11. Some Luck
    Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95
  12. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  13. Leaving Time
    Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28
  14. The Paying Guests
    Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95
  15. Personal
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  2. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  3. The Innovators
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35
  4. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  5. Plenty More
    Yotam Ottolenghi, Chronicle, $35
  6. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  8. How We Got to Now
    Steven Johnson, Riverhead, $30
  9. Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
    James Risen, Houghton Mifflin, $28
  10. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  11. Worthy Fights
    Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36
  12. Killing Patton
    Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30
  13. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26
  14. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
    Neil Patrick Harris, Crown Archetype, $26
  15. Waking Up
    Sam Harris, S&S, $26

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  2. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  3. The Luminaries
    Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18
  4. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  5. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  6. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  7. A Tale for the Time Being
    Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16
  8. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  9. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  10. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  11. The Bones of Paris
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $16
  12. Someone
    Alice McDermott, Picador USA, $15
  13. The Best American Short Stories 2014
    Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95
  14. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
    Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16
  15. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    Karen Joy Fowler, Plume, $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. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  5. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  6. Zealot
    Reza Aslan, Random House, $18
  7. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $215.99
  8. Bad Feminist
    Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  9. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  10. A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life
    James Bowen, St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99
  11. The Heart of Everything That Is
    Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17
  12. Brain on Fire
    Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16
  13. Bringing Up Bebe
    Pamela Druckerman, Penguin, $18
  14. The Best American Infographics 2014
    Gareth Cook, Nate Silver (Eds.), Houghton Mifflin, $20
  15. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16

Mass Market

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  2. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  3. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  4. Never Go Back
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  5. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  6. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  8. A Feast for Crows
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  10. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  2. Room on the Broom
    Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial, $6.99
  3. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  4. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  5. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  6. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  7. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  8. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $17
  9. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  10. Once Upon an Alphabet
    Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99
  11. Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After (Dork Diaries, #8)
    Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99
  12. Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma
    Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial, $17.99
  13. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  14. Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild
    Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $9.99
  15. Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)
    Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99

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