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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 July 19, 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. The Girl on the Train
    Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95
  4. Armada
    Ernest Cline, Crown, $26
  5. The Cartel
    Don Winslow, Knopf, $27.95
  6. Seveneves
    Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35
  7. The English Spy
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99
  8. The Little Paris Bookshop
    Nina George, Crown, $25
  9. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Harper, $25.99
  11. In the Unlikely Event
    Judy Blume, Knopf, $27.95
  12. The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty
    Vendela Vida, Ecco Press, $25.99
  13. Aurora
    Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit, $26
  14. China Rich Girlfriend
    Kevin Kwan, Doubleday, $26.95
  15. The Water Knife
    Paolo Bacigalupi, Knopf, $25.95

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. The Wright Brothers
    David McCullough, S&S, $30
  4. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  5. Modern Romance
    Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95
  6. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  7. Dead Wake
    Erik Larson, Crown, $28
  8. Sick in the Head
    Judd Apatow, Random House, $27
  9. The Road to Character
    David Brooks, Random House, $28
  10. A Full Life
    Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28
  11. Elon Musk
    Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99
  12. California’s Wild Edge
    Tom Killion, Gary Snyder, Heyday Books, $50
  13. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  14. How to Raise an Adult
    Julie Lythcott-Haims, Holt, $27
  15. On the Move
    Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Perennial, $14.99
  3. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20
  4. Euphoria
    Lily King, Grove Press, $16
  5. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95
  6. The Vacationers
    Emma Straub, Riverhead, $16
  7. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  8. Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16
  9. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  10. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17
  11. California
    Edan Lepucki, Back Bay, $16
  12. Ready Player One
    Ernest Cline, Broadway, $14
  13. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $15.95
  14. A Paris Apartment
    Michelle Gable, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99
  15. Grey
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16
  3. A Book of Walks
    Bruce Bochy, Wellstone, $9.95
  4. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
    Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95
  5. The Secret History of Wonder Woman
    Jill Lepore, Vintage, $16.95
  6. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  7. Think Like a Freak
    Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $16.99
  8. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  9. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  10. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  11. How Not to Be Wrong
    Jordan Ellenberg, Penguin, $17
  12. Golden Boys: The Golden State Warriors’ Historic 2015 Championship Season
    Triumph Books, $14.95
  13. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  14. The New Jim Crow
    Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95
  15. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18

Mass Market

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  2. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  3. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  4. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  5. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  6. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99
  8. The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99
  9. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  10. Lord of the Flies
    William Golding, Berkley, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $10.99
  2. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18
  3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    Jesse Andrews, Amulet, $9.95
  4. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8
  5. The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3)
    Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99
  6. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
    Melissa de La Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99
  7. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  8. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  9. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  10. Inside Out Big Golden Book
    Random House/Disney, $9.99
  11. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  12. Good Night, Gorilla
    Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99
  13. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Dork Diaries, #9)
    Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99
  14. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
    John Green, Dutton, $19.99
  15. Wonder
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $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