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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 26, 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. The Cartel
    Don Winslow, Knopf, $27.95
  5. Armada
    Ernest Cline, Crown, $26
  6. Seveneves
    Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35
  7. The Little Paris Bookshop
    Nina George, Crown, $25
  8. The Nightingale
    Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $27.99
  9. Among the Ten Thousand Things
    Julia Pierpont, Random House, $26
  10. The English Spy
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99
  11. In the Unlikely Event
    Judy Blume, Knopf, $27.95
  12. The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty
    Vendela Vida, Ecco Press, $25.99
  13. The Festival of Insignificance
    Milan Kundera, Harper, $23.99
  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. Modern Romance
    Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95
  5. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  6. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
    William Finnegan, Penguin Press, $27.95
  7. Elon Musk
    Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99
  8. Sick in the Head
    Judd Apatow, Random House, $27
  9. H Is for Hawk
    Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26
  10. The Road to Character
    David Brooks, Random House, $28
  11. Dead Wake
    Erik Larson, Crown, $28
  12. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  13. On the Move
    Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95
  14. A Full Life
    Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28
  15. Selp-Helf
    Miranda Sings, Gallery, $22.99

Trade Paperback Fiction

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

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16
  3. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
    Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95
  4. The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16
  5. The Secret History of Wonder Woman
    Jill Lepore, Vintage, $16.95
  6. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  7. A Book of Walks
    Bruce Bochy, Wellstone, $9.95
  8. The Four Agreements
    Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95
  9. We Should All Be Feminists
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95
  10. Mindfulness on the Go
    Jan Chozen Bays, Shambhala, $8.95
  11. How to Love
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  12. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  13. Think Like a Freak
    Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $16.99
  14. How Not to Be Wrong
    Jordan Ellenberg, Penguin, $17
  15. How We Learn
    Benedict Carey, Random House, $16

Mass Market

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  2. Lord of the Flies
    William Golding, Berkley, $9.99
  3. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  4. The Wise Man’s Fear
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99
  5. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  6. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  7. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  8. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99
  10. Good Omens
    Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99

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. The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3)
    Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99
  4. The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)
    Soman Chainani, Harper, $17.99
  5. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
    Melissa de La Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99
  6. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    Jesse Andrews, Amulet, $9.95
  7. Rad American Women A-Z
    Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illus.), City Lights Books, $14.95
  8. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
    Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8
  9. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  10. Wonder
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99
  11. The School for Good and Evil
    Soman Chainani, Harper, $6.99
  12. Joy’s Greatest Joy/Simply Sadness (Disney/Pixar Inside Out)
    Felicity Glum, Lori Tyminski (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $4.99
  13. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
    Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17
  14. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  15. Good Night, Gorilla
    Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99

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