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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 June 28, 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. Seveneves
    Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35
  4. In the Unlikely Event
    Judy Blume, Knopf, $27.95
  5. The Festival of Insignificance
    Milan Kundera, Harper, $23.99
  6. China Rich Girlfriend
    Kevin Kwan, Doubleday, $26.95
  7. The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty
    Vendela Vida, Ecco Press, $25.99
  8. Our Souls at Night
    Kent Haruf, Knopf, $24
  9. The Cartel
    Don Winslow, Knopf, $27.95
  10. The Little Paris Bookshop
    Nina George, Crown, $25
  11. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  12. A God in Ruins
    Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28
  13. The Water Knife
    Paolo Bacigalupi, Knopf, $25.95
  14. Luckiest Girl Alive
    Jessica Knoll, S&S, $25
  15. The Buried Giant
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95

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. Modern Romance
    Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95
  4. Dead Wake
    Erik Larson, Crown, $28
  5. The Road to Character
    David Brooks, Random House, $28
  6. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  7. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  8. On the Move
    Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95
  9. Elon Musk
    Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99
  10. Sick in the Head
    Judd Apatow, Random House, $27
  11. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  12. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  13. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $15.95
  14. The Crossroads of Should and Must
    Elle Luna, Workman, $16.95
  15. Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
    Holly Madison, Dey Street, $25.99

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95
  2. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  3. Euphoria
    Lily King, Grove Press, $16
  4. The Vacationers
    Emma Straub, Riverhead, $16
  5. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
    E.L. James, Vintage, $15.99
  6. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20
  7. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $15.95
  8. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17
  9. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  10. Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16
  11. Delicious!
    Ruth Reichl, Random House, $16
  12. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  13. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Vintage, $15.95
  14. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  15. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $18

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. Golden Boys: The Golden State Warriors’ Historic 2015 Championship Season
    Triumph Books, $14.95
  5. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  6. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18
  7. Carsick
    John Waters, FSG, $15
  8. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  9. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  10. The Opposite of Loneliness
    Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15
  11. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
    Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95
  12. How Not to Be Wrong
    Jordan Ellenberg, Penguin, $17
  13. A Spy Among Friends
    Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $16
  14. Bad Feminist
    Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  15. Mindfulness on the Go
    Jan Chozen Bays, Shambhala, $8.95

Mass Market

  1. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  3. Personal
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  4. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  5. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  6. Lord of the Flies
    William Golding, Berkley, $9.99
  7. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99
  9. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  10. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $10.99
  2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    Jesse Andrews, Amulet, $9.95
  3. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Dork Diaries, #9)
    Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99
  4. Wonder
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99
  5. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
    Melissa de La Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99
  6. Joy’s Greatest Joy/Simply Sadness
    Random House/Disney, $4.99
  7. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
    John Green, Dutton, $19.99
  8. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  9. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8
  10. Inside Out Big Golden Book
    Random House/Disney, $9.99
  11. Brown Girl Dreaming
    Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99
  12. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  13. Press Here
    Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $15.99
  14. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
    Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99
  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