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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 December 14, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. Redeployment
    Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95
  3. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  4. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95
  5. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  6. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  7. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  8. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  9. Let Me Be Frank With You
    Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99
  10. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95
  11. Blue Horses
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95
  12. The Burning Room
    Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28
  13. The World of Ice & Fire
    George R.R. Martin, et al., Bantam, $50
  14. The Boston Girl
    Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26
  15. Moriarty
    Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $26.99

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99
  2. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  3. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  4. Small Victories
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95
  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99
  6. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  7. Plenty More
    Yotam Ottolenghi, Ten Speed Press, $35
  8. Make It Ahead
    Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
  9. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  10. The Innovators
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35
  11. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  12. So, Anyway...
    John Cleese, Crown Archetype, $28
  13. Guinness World Records 2015
    Guinness, $28.95
  14. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  15. Ocean
    Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $25.95

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  2. The Strange Library
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf Publishing Group, $18
  3. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  4. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  5. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95
  6. My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17
  7. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  9. The Luminaries
    Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18
  10. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  11. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  12. The Best American Short Stories 2014
    Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95
  13. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  14. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  15. An Unnecessary Woman
    Rabih Alameddine, Grove Press, $16

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  2. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  3. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  4. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  5. Triple Crowned: The San Francisco Giants’ Incredible 2014 Championship Season
    Triumph Books, $14.95
  6. 2014 World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants
    FENN-M&S, $19.95
  7. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  8. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  9. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
    Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95
  10. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  11. Holidays on Ice
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10
  12. All That the Rain Promises and More
    David Arora, Ten Speed Press, $17.99
  13. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  14. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015
    World Almanac, $13.99
  15. How to Sit
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95

Mass Market

  1. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99
  2. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  3. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  5. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99
  6. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  7. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 5th Edition
    Merriam-Webster, $8.50
  8. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  9. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  10. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  2. Brown Girl Dreaming
    Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99
  3. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15
  5. The Polar Express
    Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95
  6. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  7. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  8. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  9. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  10. Smile
    Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99
  11. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  12. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)
    Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99
  13. The Princess in Black
    Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $14.99
  14. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99
  15. Once Upon an Alphabet
    Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99

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