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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 January 25, 2015

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. The Girl on the Train
    Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95
  3. The First Bad Man
    Miranda July, Scribner, $25
  4. Redeployment
    Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95
  5. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95
  6. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  7. The Rosie Effect
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $25.99
  8. Euphoria
    Lily King, Atlantic Monthly Press, $25
  9. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  10. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  11. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  12. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  13. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $18.95
  14. Moriarty
    Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $26.99
  15. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
    Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $25

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. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  4. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  5. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  6. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  7. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99
  8. Deep Down Dark
    Hector Tobar, FSG, $26
  9. Small Victories
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95
  10. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  11. No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead
    Peter Richardson, St. Martin’s, $26.99
  12. The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
    Christine Carter, Ballantine, $26
  13. Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
    Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Norton, $26.95
  14. The Meaning of Human Existence
    Edward O. Wilson, Liveright, $23.95
  15. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  2. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  3. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  4. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95
  5. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  6. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  7. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  8. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  9. Suspended Sentences
    Patrick Modiano, Yale University Press, $16
  10. The Story of a New Name
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18
  11. Still Alice
    Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16
  12. An Unnecessary Woman
    Rabih Alameddine, Grove Press, $16
  13. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    Karen Joy Fowler, Plume, $16
  14. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  15. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  2. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  3. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  4. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  5. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99
  6. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  7. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  8. Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95
  9. 10% Happier
    Dan Harris, Dey Street, $15.99
  10. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  11. Tiny Beautiful Things
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  12. How to Love
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  13. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  14. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  15. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17

Mass Market

  1. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99
  2. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  3. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  5. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  6. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  8. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  10. The Wise Man’s Fear
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $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. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  4. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  5. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversarty Edition)
    John Green, Dutton, $19.99
  6. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  7. The Terrible Two
    Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95
  8. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  9. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8
  10. The One and Only Ivan
    Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99
  11. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
    James Dashner, Ember, $9.99
  12. The School for Good and Evil
    Soman Chainani, Harper, $6.99
  13. Wonder
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99
  14. A Bear Called Paddington
    Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum (Illus.), Harper, $9.99
  15. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), 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