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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 February 22, 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. Trigger Warning
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99
  5. Funny Girl
    Nick Hornby, Riverhead, $27.95
  6. A Spool of Blue Thread
    Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95
  7. Dreaming Spies
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $26
  8. The First Bad Man
    Miranda July, Scribner, $25
  9. We Are Pirates
    Daniel Handler, Bloomsbury, $26
  10. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  11. Redeployment
    Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95
  12. Euphoria
    Lily King, Atlantic Monthly Press, $25
  13. Holy Cow
    David Duchovny, FSG, $24
  14. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  15. Blue Horses
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95

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. Believer
    David Axelrod, Penguin Press, $35
  4. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99
  5. Leaving Before the Rains Come
    Alexandra Fuller, Penguin Press, $26.95
  6. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  7. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  8. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  9. Ghettoside
    Jill Leovy, Spiegel & Grau, $28
  10. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  11. Small Victories
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95
  12. Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  13. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  14. It’s What I Do
    Lynsey Addario, Penguin Press, $29.95
  15. The Brain’s Way of Healing
    Norman Doidge, Viking, $29.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  2. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  3. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  4. Ripper
    Isabel Allende, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  5. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  6. Still Alice
    Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16
  7. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95
  8. One More Thing
    B.J. Novak, Vintage, $14.95
  9. Fifty Shades of Grey
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95
  10. An Unnecessary Woman
    Rabih Alameddine, Grove Press, $16
  11. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    Karen Joy Fowler, Plume, $16
  12. Crazy Rich Asians
    Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15
  13. A Tale for the Time Being
    Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16
  14. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  15. The Son
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $15.95

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  3. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  4. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  5. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  6. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  7. Bad Feminist
    Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  8. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99
  9. This Idea Must Die
    John Brockman, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  10. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  11. The Signal and the Noise
    Nate Silver, Penguin, $17
  12. How to Love
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  13. Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95
  14. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  15. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99

Mass Market

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  2. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  4. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  5. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  6. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  7. Never Go Back
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  8. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  9. Missing You
    Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99
  10. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  2. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  3. El Deafo
    Cece Bell, Amulet, $10.95
  4. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  5. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)
    Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99
  6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99
  7. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  8. The One and Only Ivan
    Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99
  9. The Terrible Two
    Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95
  10. Drama
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  11. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  12. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  13. Chinese New Year Activity Book
    Karl Jones, Steve Simpson (Illus.), Price Stern Sloan, $9.99
  14. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  15. Brown Girl Dreaming
    Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99

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