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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 August 23, 2015

Hardcover Fiction

  1. Go Set a Watchman
    Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99
  2. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  3. Wind/Pinball: Two Novels
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  4. The Girl on the Train
    Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95
  5. Circling the Sun
    Paula McLain, Ballantine, $28
  6. Armada
    Ernest Cline, Crown, $26
  7. The Little Paris Bookshop
    Nina George, Crown, $25
  8. Fortune Smiles: Stories
    Adam Johnson, Random House, $27
  9. Last Bus to Wisdom
    Ivan Doig, Riverhead, $28.95
  10. A Manual for Cleaning Women
    Lucia Berlin, FSG, $26
  11. The Complete Stories
    Clarice Lispector, New Directions, $28.95
  12. Kitchens of the Great Midwest
    J. Ryan Stradal, Pamela Dorman Books, $25
  13. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  14. Eileen
    Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $25.95
  15. The Cartel
    Don Winslow, Knopf, $27.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99
  2. Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24
  3. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  4. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
    William Finnegan, Penguin Press, $27.95
  5. The Wright Brothers
    David McCullough, S&S, $30
  6. Modern Romance
    Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95
  7. A Full Life
    Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28
  8. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  9. On the Move
    Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95
  10. Dead Wake
    Erik Larson, Crown, $28
  11. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir
    Felicia Day, Touchstone, $25.99
  12. Sick in the Head
    Judd Apatow, Random House, $27
  13. The Road to Character
    David Brooks, Random House, $28
  14. Elon Musk
    Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99
  15. Voices in the Ocean
    Susan Casey, Doubleday Books, $27.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  2. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20
  3. Euphoria
    Lily King, Grove Press, $16
  4. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95
  5. Ready Player One
    Ernest Cline, Broadway, $14
  6. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  7. Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16
  8. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
    Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99
  9. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $15.95
  10. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  11. Big Little Lies
    Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16
  12. Crazy Rich Asians
    Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15
  13. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  14. The Boston Girl
    Anita Diamant, Scribner, $16
  15. The Secret Place
    Tana French, Penguin, $17

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
    Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95
  3. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  4. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16
  5. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  6. Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality
    Pope Francis, Melville House, $14.95
  7. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  8. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $16.99
  9. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
    Jeff Hobbs, Scribner, $16
  10. How to Love
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  11. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  12. The New Jim Crow
    Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95
  13. Secret Paris: Color Your Way to Calm
    Zoe De Las Cases (Illus.), Little Brown, $16
  14. Think Like a Freak
    Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $16.99
  15. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16

Mass Market

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  2. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  3. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  5. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  6. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  7. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  8. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  9. Animal Farm
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  10. Good Omens
    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Day the Crayons Came Home
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99
  2. What Pet Should I Get?
    Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99
  3. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99
  4. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $10.99
  5. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes
    Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $24.99
  6. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  7. The Day the Crayons Came Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  8. The Isle of the Lost
    Melissa de La Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99
  9. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
    James Dashner, Ember, $10.99
  10. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18
  11. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  12. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8
  13. The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)
    Soman Chainani, Harper, $17.99
  14. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Dork Diaries, #9)
    Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99
  15. Good Night San Francisco
    Adam Gamble, Santiago Cohen (Illus.), Our World of Books, $9.95

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