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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 April 13, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  2. In Paradise
    Peter Matthiessen, Riverhead, $27.95
  3. Frog Music
    Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $27
  4. Can’t and Won’t
    Lydia Davis, FSG, $26
  5. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95
  6. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Crown, $24
  7. By Its Cover
    Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press, $26
  8. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95
  9. Bark
    Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $24.95
  10. One More Thing
    B.J. Novak, Knopf, $24.95
  11. Love and Treasure
    Ayelet Waldman, Knopf, $26.95
  12. Astonish Me
    Maggie Shipstead, Knopf, $25.95
  13. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Knopf, $27.95
  14. The Days of Anna Madrigal
    Armistead Maupin, Harper, $26.99
  15. William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back
    Ian Doescher, Quirk, $14.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95
  2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  3. Living With a Wild God
    Barbara Ehrenreich, Twelve, $26
  4. Thrive
    Arianna Huffington, Harmony, $26
  5. The Divide
    Matt Taibbi, Spiegel & Grau, $27
  6. Cool Gray City of Love
    Rajesh Kumar, Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $27
  7. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95
  8. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Holt, $28
  9. My Paris Kitchen
    David Lebovitz, Ten Speed Press, $35
  10. The Story of the Jews
    Simon Schama, Ecco, $39.99
  11. 10% Happier
    Dan Harris, It Books, $25.99
  12. The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
    Ben Tarnoff, Penguin Press, $27.95
  13. The Zero Marginal Cost Society
    Jeremy Rifkin, Palgrave MacMillan, $28
  14. The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
    Mark Hyman, Little Brown, $28
  15. I Could Pee on This
    Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  2. The Interestings
    Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead, $17
  3. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
    Robin Sloan, Picador, $15
  4. Paris
    Edward Rutherfurd, Ballantine, $18
  5. A Tale for the Time Being
    Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16
  6. Dear Life
    Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95
  7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  8. Beautiful Ruins
    Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  9. The Golem and the Jinni
    Helene Wecker, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  10. The Secret History
    Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16
  11. The Burgess Boys
    Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $15
  12. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
    Anthony Marra, Hogarth, $15
  13. Me Before You
    Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16
  14. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    Karen Joy Fowler, Plume, $16
  15. The Woman Upstairs
    Claire Messud, Vintage, $15

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in Its Own Words
    Wendy MacNaughton, Chronicle Books, $18.95
  2. Gulp
    Mary Roach, Norton, $15.95
  3. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  4. The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    Dan Jones, Penguin, $18
  5. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $16
  6. Orange Is the New Black
    Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  7. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  8. Proof of Heaven
    Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99
  9. Hyperbole and a Half
    Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99
  10. Show Your Work!
    Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95
  11. 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants
    Zagat, $16.95
  12. F This Test
    Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95
  13. The Unwinding
    George Packer, FSG, $16
  14. My Beloved World
    Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95
  15. The Empathy Exams
    Leslie Jamison, Graywolf Press, $15

Mass Market

  1. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  2. Never Go Back
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  3. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  4. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  5. A Feast for Crows
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  6. Ender’s Game
    Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99
  7. A Storm of Swords
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  8. 2312
    Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit, $10
  9. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  10. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Divergent
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99
  2. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $17.99
  3. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99
  4. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99
  5. Frozen (Big Golden Book)
    Bill Scollon, Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.), Random House Disney, $9.99
  6. Frozen: Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic
    Lisa Marsoli, Joey Chou (Illus.), Random House Disney, $4.99
  7. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
    Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99
  8. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
    Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99
  9. Here Comes the Easter Cat
    Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda (Illus.), Dial Press, $16.99
  10. Dreams of Gods & Monsters
    Laini Taylor, Little Brown, $19
  11. Looking for Alaska
    John Green, Puffin, $9.99
  12. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
    Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99
  13. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  14. The Book Thief
    Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99
  15. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, 75th Anniversary Edition
    Dubose Heyward, Marjorie Flack (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99

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