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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 September 14, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  2. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  3. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25
  4. Personal
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28
  5. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  6. The Secret Place
    Tana French, Viking, $27.95
  7. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  8. Perfidia
    James Ellroy, Knopf, $28.95
  9. Adultery
    Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $24.95
  10. The Long Way Home
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $27.99
  11. We Are Not Ourselves
    Matthew Thomas, S&S, $28
  12. The Book of Life
    Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95
  13. 10:04
    Ben Lerner, Faber & Faber, $25
  14. California
    Edan Lepucki, Little Brown, $26
  15. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  2. What I Know for Sure
    Oprah Winfrey, Flatiron, $24.99
  3. The Organized Mind
    Daniel J. Levitin, Dutton, $27.95
  4. Diary of a Mad Diva
    Joan Rivers, Berkley, $26.95
  5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  6. World Order
    Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36
  7. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
    Sam Harris, S&S, $26
  8. The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs
    Greil Marcus, Yale University Press, $28
  9. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $27
  10. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
    Anne Berest, et al., Doubleday, $25
  11. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
    Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28
  12. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches
    Steve Harvey, Amistad Press, $25.99
  13. A Spy Among Friends
    Ben Macintyre, Crown, $27
  14. So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
    Maureen Corrigan, Little Brown, $26
  15. The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
    Diane Ackerman, Norton, $27.95

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 Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  6. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  7. An Event in Autumn
    Henning Mankell, Vintage, $14.95
  8. This Is Where I Leave You
    Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $16
  9. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  10. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  11. The Redeemer
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95
  12. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
    Paulo Coelho, Amy Jurskis, HarperOne, $16.99
  13. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18
  14. My Struggle, Book One
    Karl Ove Knausgaard, FSG, $16
  15. Crazy Rich Asians
    Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

  1. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17
  2. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16
  3. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95
  4. Zealot
    Reza Aslan, Random House, $18
  5. Bad Feminist
    Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  6. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  7. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  8. One Summer: America, 1927
    Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95
  9. Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty
    Vikram Chandra, Graywolf Press, $16
  10. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  11. How to Sit
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95
  12. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living
    Nick Offerman, NAL, $15
  13. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  14. What We See When We Read
    Peter Mendelsund, Vintage, $16.95
  15. Cooked
    Michael Pollan, Penguin, $17

Mass Market

  1. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  2. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  3. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  5. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  6. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  7. Never Go Back
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  8. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  9. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  10. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  2. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  3. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  4. If I Stay
    Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99
  5. The Giver
    Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99
  6. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  7. Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)
    Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99
  8. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  9. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
    Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99
  10. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories
    Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $15
  11. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  12. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  13. Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)
    Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99
  14. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
    James Dashner, Ember, $9.99
  15. Uni the Unicorn
    Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Random House, $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