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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 (© 2007-2014 NCIBA)

Sales Week Ending October 12, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. Edge of Eternity
    Ken Follett, Dutton, $36
  3. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  4. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  5. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  6. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25
  7. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
    Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27
  8. Some Luck
    Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95
  9. Nora Webster
    Colm Toibin, Scribner, $27
  10. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  11. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95
  12. Adultery
    Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $24.95
  13. The Paying Guests
    Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95
  14. Personal
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28
  15. The Zone of Interest
    Martin Amis, Knopf, $26.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  2. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  3. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35
  4. Killing Patton
    Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30
  5. Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
    Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36
  6. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  7. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  8. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  9. The Sense of Style
    Steven Pinker, Viking, $27.95
  10. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  11. Waking Up
    Sam Harris, S&S, $26
  12. How Google Works
    Eric Schmidt III, Jonathan Rosenberg, Grand Central, $30
  13. Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth
    Michael Savage, Center Street, $26
  14. A Path Appears
    Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf, $27.95
  15. How We Got to Now
    Steven Johnson, Riverhead, $30

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  2. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  3. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  4. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  5. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  6. The Best American Short Stories 2014
    Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95
  7. The Luminaries
    Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18
  8. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  9. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  10. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  11. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  12. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
    Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99
  13. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    Karen Joy Fowler, Plume, $16
  14. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
    Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16
  15. This Is Where I Leave You
    Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  3. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  4. Zealot
    Reza Aslan, Random House, $18
  5. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  6. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  7. The Smartest Kids in the World
    Amanda Ripley, S&S, $15.99
  8. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  9. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $215.99
  10. Bringing Up Bebe
    Pamela Druckerman, Penguin, $18
  11. The Men Who United the States
    Simon Winchester, Harper Perennial, $16.99
  12. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  13. Thinking, Fast and Slow
    Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16
  14. Year Zero: A History of 1945
    Ian Buruma, Penguin, $17
  15. Quiet
    Susan Cain, Broadway, $16

Mass Market

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  2. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  3. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  4. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  5. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  6. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  7. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  8. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  9. The Hot Zone
    Richard Preston, Anchor, $7.99
  10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  2. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  3. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  4. Room on the Broom
    Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial, $6.99
  5. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  6. Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After (Dork Diaries, #8)
    Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99
  7. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  8. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  9. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  10. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
    James Dashner, Ember, $9.99
  11. The Giver
    Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99
  12. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  13. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  14. Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)
    Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99
  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