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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- NCIBA)

Sales Week Ending November 15, 2015

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. Slade House
    David Mitchell, Random House, $26
  3. The Japanese Lover
    Isabel Allende, Atria, $28
  4. Felicity
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95
  5. Career of Evil
    J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $28
  6. Rogue Lawyer
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  7. Avenue of Mysteries
    John Irving, S&S, $28
  8. After Alice
    Gregory Maguire, Morrow, $26.99
  9. Go Set a Watchman
    Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99
  10. Fates and Furies
    Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95
  11. A Banquet of Consequences
    Elizabeth George, Viking, $28.95
  12. The Crossing
    Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28
  13. Purity
    Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28
  14. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
    Stephen King, Scribner, $30
  15. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99
  2. My Life on the Road
    Gloria Steinem, Random House, $28
  3. M Train
    Patti Smith, Knopf, $25
  4. Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24
  5. Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    Jon Meacham, Random House, $35
  6. Pacific
    Simon Winchester, Harper, $28.99
  7. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  8. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
    Carrie Brownstein, Riverhead, $27.95
  9. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
    Shonda Rhimes, S&S, $24.99
  10. Brave Enough
    Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $16.95
  11. The Witches
    Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $32
  12. Big Magic
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95
  13. Notorious RBG
    Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $19.99
  14. Modern Romance
    Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95
  15. Furiously Happy
    Jenny Lawson, Flatiron Books, $26.99

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  2. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  3. A Brief History of Seven Killings
    Marlon James, Riverhead, $17
  4. Euphoria
    Lily King, Grove Press, $16
  5. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, Picador USA, $16
  6. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95
  7. The Story of a New Name
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18
  8. The Story of the Lost Child
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18
  9. Ready Player One
    Ernest Cline, Broadway, $14
  10. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20
  11. Trigger Warning
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $16.99
  12. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
    Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99
  13. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  14. Brooklyn
    Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15
  15. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
    Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95
  2. Lost Ocean
    Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95
  3. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  4. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
    Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95
  5. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  6. Just Mercy
    Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  7. Do Unto Animals
    Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock (Illus.), Artisan, $19.95
  8. How to Relax
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  9. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  10. The Four Agreements
    Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95
  11. So, Anyway...
    John Cleese, Three Rivers Press, $16
  12. The Organized Mind
    Daniel J. Levitin, Plume, $17
  13. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  14. Mindfulness on the Go
    Jan Chozen Bays, Shambhala, $8.95
  15. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16

Mass Market

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99
  2. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  4. The Cuckoo’s Calling
    J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $9.99
  5. The Burning Room
    Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99
  6. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  7. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  8. The Wise Man’s Fear
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99
  9. Deadline
    John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99
  10. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  2. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles)
    Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $22.99
  3. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  4. Harry Potter Coloring Book
    Scholastic, $15.99
  5. The Day the Crayons Came Home
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99
  6. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Dork Diaries, #10)
    Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition
    J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99
  8. I Really Like Slop! (Elephant & Piggie)
    Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99
  9. Robo-Sauce
    Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $18.99
  10. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  11. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  12. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  13. This Bridge Will Not Be Gray
    Dave Eggers, Tucker Nichols (Illus.), McSweeney’s, $19.95
  14. The Thankful Book
    Todd Parr, Little Brown, $11
  15. Little Tree
    Loren Long, Philomel, $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