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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 November 23, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  2. The Burning Room
    Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28
  3. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  4. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  5. Let Me Be Frank With You
    Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99
  6. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95
  7. Redeployment
    Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95
  8. Lila
    Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26
  9. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $18.95
  10. Blue Horses
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95
  11. Prince Lestat
    Anne Rice, Knopf, $28.95
  12. Revival
    Stephen King, Scribner, $30
  13. The Peripheral
    William Gibson, Putnam Adult, $28.95
  14. The Paying Guests
    Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95
  15. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Small Victories
    Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95
  2. Being Mortal
    Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26
  3. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99
  4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  5. Make It Ahead
    Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
  6. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  7. Plenty More
    Yotam Ottolenghi, Ten Speed Press, $35
  8. Not That Kind of Girl
    Lena Dunham, Random House, $28
  9. This Changes Everything
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  10. Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
    Tony Robbins, S&S, $28
  11. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  12. Zero to One
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  13. The Art of Asking
    Amanda Palmer, Grand Central, $27
  14. So, Anyway...
    John Cleese, Crown Archetype, $28
  15. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99

Trade Paperback Fiction

  1. The Martian
    Andy Weir, Broadway, $15
  2. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15
  3. Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95
  4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  5. The Circle
    Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95
  6. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  7. The Best American Short Stories 2014
    Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95
  8. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
    Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16
  9. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
    Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16
  10. Someone
    Alice McDermott, Picador USA, $15
  11. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  12. The Luminaries
    Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18
  13. Hild
    Nicola Griffith, Picador USA, $18
  14. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  15. Tatiana
    Martin Cruz Smith, S&S, $16

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. 2014 World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants
    FENN-M&S, $19.95
  5. Triple Crowned: The San Francisco Giants’ Incredible 2014 Championship Season
    Triumph Books, $14.95
  6. Cool Gray City of Love
    Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury, $16
  7. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99
  8. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  9. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  10. The Heart of Everything That Is
    Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17
  11. The Science of Interstellar
    Kip Thorne, Norton, $24.95
  12. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  13. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  14. The Smartest Kids in the World
    Amanda Ripley, S&S, $15.99
  15. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16

Mass Market

  1. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  2. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  3. A Storm of Swords
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  5. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  6. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  7. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99
  9. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99

Children’s Titles

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95
  2. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
    Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99
  3. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  4. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  5. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  6. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)
    Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99
  7. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  8. The Book with No Pictures
    B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99
  9. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  10. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  11. Ultimate Factivity Collection: Disney Frozen
    DK Publishing, $12.99
  12. An Abundance of Katherines
    John Green, Speak, $9.99
  13. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
    Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99
  14. If I Stay
    Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99
  15. The Princess in Black
    Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $14.99

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