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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 17, 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. A God in Ruins
    Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28
  4. God Help the Child
    Toni Morrison, Knopf, $24.95
  5. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  6. Early Warning
    Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95
  7. Memory Man
    David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28
  8. The Buried Giant
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95
  9. The Harder They Come
    T.C. Boyle, Ecco, $27.99
  10. Countdown to Mecca
    Michael Savage, St. Martin’s, $26.99
  11. The Children’s Crusade
    Ann Packer, Scribner, $26.99
  12. A Dangerous Place
    Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99
  13. A Spool of Blue Thread
    Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95
  14. Blood on Snow
    Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $23.95
  15. The First Bad Man
    Miranda July, Scribner, $25

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99
  2. The Wright Brothers
    David McCullough, S&S, $30
  3. The Road to Character
    David Brooks, Random House, $28
  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. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
    Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32
  9. Missoula
    Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $28.95
  10. See San Francisco
    Victoria Smith, Chronicle, $19.95
  11. Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
    Bill Kreutzmann, Benjy Eisen, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  12. Clinton Cash
    Peter Schweizer, Harper, $27.99
  13. A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
    Tom Brokaw, Random House, $27
  14. Very Good Lives
    J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $15
  15. Between You & Me
    Mary Norris, Norton, $24.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20
  2. Euphoria
    Lily King, Grove Press, $16
  3. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  4. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $15.95
  5. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17
  6. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15
  7. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Vintage, $15.95
  8. Delicious!
    Ruth Reichl, Random House, $16
  9. Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16
  10. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  11. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  12. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  13. The Husband’s Secret
    Liane Moriarty, Berkeley, $16
  14. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95
  15. My Struggle, Book One
    Karl Ove Knausgaard, FSG, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18
  3. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  4. Flash Boys
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95
  5. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  6. How to Love
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  7. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  8. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
    Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $16
  9. The Lady in Gold
    Anne-Marie O’Connor, Vintage, $17.95
  10. A Book of Walks
    Bruce Bochy, Wellstone, $9.95
  11. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
    John Waters, FSG, $15
  12. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  13. The Opposite of Loneliness
    Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15
  14. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  15. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir
    Alan Cumming, Dey Street, $15.99

Mass Market

  1. Personal
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  2. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  3. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  4. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  5. Slaughterhouse-Five
    Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  7. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  8. The Heist
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $9.99
  9. Vertigo 42
    Martha Grimes, Pocket, $7.99
  10. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  2. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $9.99
  3. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
    Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99
  4. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  5. The Heir (The Selection, Book 4)
    Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99
  6. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  7. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  8. Wonder
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99
  9. Good Night San Francisco
    Adam Gamble, Santiago Cohen (Illus.), Our World of Books, $9.95
  10. An Ember in the Ashes
    Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, $19.95
  11. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  12. Frozen Fever
    Random House/Disney, $4.99
  13. Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)
    Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer & Bray, $8.99
  14. The Terrible Two
    Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95
  15. Drama
    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