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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 (© 2007-2014 NCIBA)

Sales Week Ending October 26, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  3. Some Luck
    Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95
  4. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  5. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95
  6. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  7. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25
  8. Beautiful You
    Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday, $25.95
  9. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95
  10. Nora Webster
    Colm Toibin, Scribner, $27
  11. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  12. Blue Horses
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95
  13. Leaving Time
    Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28
  14. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  15. The Paying Guests
    Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  2. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  3. Plenty More
    Yotam Ottolenghi, Ten Speed Press, $35
  4. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  5. Killing Patton
    Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30
  6. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  7. The Innovators
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35
  8. How We Got to Now
    Steven Johnson, Riverhead, $30
  9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  10. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  11. Waking Up
    Sam Harris, S&S, $26
  12. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26
  13. The Sense of Style
    Steven Pinker, Viking, $27.95
  14. Choose Your Own Autobiography
    Neil Patrick Harris, Crown Archetype, $26
  15. Worthy Fights
    Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36

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. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  6. The Luminaries
    Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18
  7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  8. The Bones of Paris
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $16
  9. Someone
    Alice McDermott, Picador USA, $15
  10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  11. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  12. The Best American Short Stories 2014
    Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95
  13. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
    Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16
  14. The Guest Cat
    Takashi Hiraide, New Directions, $14.95
  15. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
    Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  3. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  4. Zealot
    Reza Aslan, Random House, $18
  5. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  6. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  7. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  8. The Men Who United the States
    Simon Winchester, Harper Perennial, $16.99
  9. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  10. Bad Feminist
    Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  11. Quiet
    Susan Cain, Broadway, $16
  12. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  13. Autobiography of a Yogi
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers, $8.50
  14. The Heart of Everything That Is
    Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17
  15. The Bully Pulpit
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $22

Mass Market

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  2. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  3. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  5. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  6. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  8. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  10. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  2. Room on the Broom
    Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial, $6.99
  3. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  4. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  5. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  6. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  7. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  8. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  9. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  10. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
    James Dashner, Ember, $9.99
  11. Wonder
    R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99
  12. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  13. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  14. Shouldn’t You Be in School? (All the Wrong Questions)
    Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illus.), Little Brown, $16
  15. Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)
    Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99

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