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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 May 24, 2015

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. Seveneves
    Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35
  3. The Girl on the Train
    Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95
  4. A God in Ruins
    Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28
  5. The Buried Giant
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95
  6. God Help the Child
    Toni Morrison, Knopf, $24.95
  7. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  8. A Spool of Blue Thread
    Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95
  9. The Harder They Come
    T.C. Boyle, Ecco, $27.99
  10. Early Warning
    Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95
  11. Mislaid
    Nell Zink, Ecco, $26.99
  12. The Scarlet Gospels
    Clive Barker, St. Martin’s, $26.99
  13. Luckiest Girl Alive
    Jessica Knoll, S&S, $25
  14. The Children’s Crusade
    Ann Packer, Scribner, $26.99
  15. Church of Marvels
    Leslie Parry, Ecco, $26.99

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99
  2. The Road to Character
    David Brooks, Random House, $28
  3. The Wright Brothers
    David McCullough, S&S, $30
  4. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  5. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  6. On the Move: A Life
    Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95
  7. Dead Wake
    Erik Larson, Crown, $28
  8. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99
  9. The Crossroads of Should and Must
    Elle Luna, Workman, $16.95
  10. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
    Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32
  11. Get What’s Yours
    Laurence J. Kotlikoff, et al., S&S, $19.99
  12. Missoula
    Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $28.95
  13. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  14. A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
    Tom Brokaw, Random House, $27
  15. Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
    Bill Kreutzmann, Benjy Eisen, St. Martin’s, $27.99

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Euphoria
    Lily King, Grove Press, $16
  2. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20
  3. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  4. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $15.95
  5. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  6. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17
  7. Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16
  8. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  9. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Vintage, $15.95
  10. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15
  11. Delicious!
    Ruth Reichl, Random House, $16
  12. The Husband’s Secret
    Liane Moriarty, Berkeley, $16
  13. My Struggle, Book One
    Karl Ove Knausgaard, FSG, $16
  14. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  15. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. A Book of Walks
    Bruce Bochy, Wellstone, $9.95
  3. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  4. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
    John Waters, FSG, $15
  5. The Opposite of Loneliness
    Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15
  6. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  7. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18
  8. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
    Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $16
  9. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  10. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  11. The Lady in Gold
    Anne-Marie O’Connor, Vintage, $17.95
  12. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  13. Flash Boys
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95
  14. Daring Greatly
    Brene Brown, Avery, $17
  15. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-And the World
    Rachel Swaby, Broadway, $16

Mass Market

  1. Personal
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  2. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  4. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  5. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  6. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  7. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  8. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. American Gods
    Neil Gaiman, HarperTorch, $7.99
  10. Good Omens
    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
    Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99
  2. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $10.99
  3. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  4. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  5. The Heir (The Selection, Book 4)
    Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99
  6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99
  7. Drama
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  8. Frozen Fever
    Random House/Disney, $4.99
  9. The One and Only Ivan
    Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99
  10. The Daddy Book
    Todd Parr, LB Kids, $6.99
  11. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
    Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $8.99
  12. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
    Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17
  13. Good Night San Francisco
    Adam Gamble, Santiago Cohen (Illus.), Our World of Books, $9.95
  14. The Princess in Black
    Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $6.99
  15. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99

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