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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 IndieBound.org. (© 2007-2014 NCIBA)

Sales Week Ending August 17, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  2. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  3. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  4. The Magician’s Land
    Lev Grossman, Viking, $27.95
  5. California
    Edan Lepucki, Little Brown, $26
  6. The Book of Life
    Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95
  7. Lucky Us
    Amy Bloom, Random House, $26
  8. The Silkworm
    Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28
  9. The Heist
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99
  10. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95
  11. Midnight in Europe
    Alan Furst, Random House, $27
  12. Big Little Lies
    Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $26.95
  13. The Vacationers
    Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26.95
  14. China Dolls
    Lisa See, Random House, $27
  15. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Crown, $24

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. A Spy Among Friends
    Ben Macintyre, Crown, $27
  2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  3. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  4. Cool Gray City of Love
    Rajesh Kumar, Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $27
  5. #Girlboss
    Sophia Amoruso, Portfolio, $26.95
  6. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95
  7. Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
    Judy Melinek, T.J. Mitchell, Scribner, $25
  8. David and Goliath
    Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29
  9. The Grumpy Guide to Life
    Grumpy Cat, Chronicle, $12.95
  10. Flash Boys
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95
  11. The Invisible Bridge
    Rick Perlstein, S&&S, $37.50
  12. Plenty
    Yotam Ottolenghi, Chronicle, $35
  13. In the Kingdom of Ice
    Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $28.95
  14. Hard Choices
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35
  15. Carsick
    John Waters, FSG, $26

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  2. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  3. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  4. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  5. The Valley of Amazement
    Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99
  6. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  7. Crazy Rich Asians
    Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15
  8. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  9. The Lowland
    Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95
  10. The Magicians
    Lev Grossman, Plume, $16
  11. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  12. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  13. An Event in Autumn
    Henning Mankell, Vintage, $14.95
  14. And the Mountains Echoed
    Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16
  15. My Struggle, Book One
    Karl Ove Knausgaard, FSG, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  2. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  3. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  5. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  6. Orange Is the New Black
    Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  7. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  8. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $16
  9. Lawrence in Arabia
    Scott Anderson, Anchor, $17.95
  10. One Summer: America, 1927
    Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95
  11. The Smartest Kids in the World
    Amanda Ripley, S&S, $15.99
  12. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  13. What We See When We Read
    Peter Mendelsund, Vintage, $16.95
  14. Quiet
    Susan Cain, Broadway, $16
  15. Meanwhile, in San Francisco
    Wendy MacNaughton, Chronicle Books, $18.95

Mass Market

  1. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  2. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  4. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  5. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 5th Edition
    Merriam-Webster, $8.50
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  7. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  8. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  9. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  10. Inferno
    Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Giver
    Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99
  2. If I Stay
    Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99
  3. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  4. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99
  5. Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)
    Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99
  6. Looking for Alaska
    John Green, Puffin, $9.99
  7. Four: A Divergent Collection
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99
  8. Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda)
    Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95
  9. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  10. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99
  11. Isla and the Happily Ever After
    Stephanie Perkins, Dutton, $17.99
  12. Divergent
    Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99
  13. Paper Towns
    John Green, Speak, $9.99
  14. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  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 IndieBound.org.