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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 March 1, 2015

Hardcover Fiction

  1. The Girl on the Train
    Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95
  2. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  3. The Whites
    Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt, Holt, $28
  4. Funny Girl
    Nick Hornby, Riverhead, $27.95
  5. A Spool of Blue Thread
    Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95
  6. Trigger Warning
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99
  7. The First Bad Man
    Miranda July, Scribner, $25
  8. Dreaming Spies
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $26
  9. We Are Pirates
    Daniel Handler, Bloomsbury, $26
  10. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  11. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95
  12. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  13. The Rosie Effect
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $25.99
  14. Mightier Than the Sword
    Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  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. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  3. Girl in a Band: A Memoir
    Kim Gordon, Dey Street, $27.99
  4. Ghettoside
    Jill Leovy, Spiegel & Grau, $28
  5. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  6. The Teenage Brain
    Frances E. Jensen, Amy Ellis Nutt, Harper, $27.99
  7. Believer
    David Axelrod, Penguin Press, $35
  8. The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
    Christine Carter, Ballantine, $26
  9. Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  10. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  11. The Opposite of Spoiled
    Ron Lieber, Harper, $26.99
  12. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  13. Leaving Before the Rains Come
    Alexandra Fuller, Penguin Press, $26.95
  14. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99
  15. Small Victories
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Redeployment
    Phil Klay, Penguin, $16
  2. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  3. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  4. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  5. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  6. Still Alice
    Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16
  7. One More Thing
    B.J. Novak, Vintage, $14.95
  8. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95
  9. By Its Cover
    Donna Leon, Grove Press, $16
  10. The Son
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $15.95
  11. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  12. Suspended Sentences
    Patrick Modiano, Yale University Press, $16
  13. Fifty Shades Darker
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95
  14. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  15. An Unnecessary Woman
    Rabih Alameddine, Grove Press, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  3. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  4. This Idea Must Die
    John Brockman, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  5. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  6. How to Love
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  7. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  8. Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95
  9. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  10. Bad Feminist
    Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  11. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  12. The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
    Ben Tarnoff, Press, $17
  13. The New Jim Crow
    Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95
  14. My Age of Anxiety
    Scott Stossel, Vintage, $16.95
  15. Mindfulness on the Go
    Jan Chozen Bays, Shambhala, $8.95

Mass Market

  1. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  3. The Heist
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $9.99
  4. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  5. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  6. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  7. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  8. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  9. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  10. Destroyer Angel
    Nevada Barr, St. Martin’s, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  2. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  3. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  4. Echo
    Pam Munoz Ryan, Scholastic Press, $19.99
  5. El Deafo
    Cece Bell, Amulet, $10.95
  6. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  7. The One and Only Ivan
    Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99
  8. The Terrible Two
    Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95
  9. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)
    Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99
  10. Good Night, Gorilla
    Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99
  11. Counting by 7s
    Holly Goldberg Sloan, Puffin, $8.99
  12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  13. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  14. Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams Books for Young Readers, $16.95
  15. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99

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