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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 21, 2014

Hardcover Fiction

  1. Edge of Eternity
    Ken Follett, Dutton, $36
  2. The Bone Clocks
    David Mitchell, Random House, $30
  3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95
  4. The Children Act
    Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25
  5. The Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30
  6. Perfidia
    James Ellroy, Knopf, $28.95
  7. Personal
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28
  8. All the Light We Cannot See
    Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27
  9. The Secret Place
    Tana French, Viking, $27.95
  10. Wolf in White Van
    John Darnielle, FSG, $24
  11. Adultery
    Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $24.95
  12. Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95
  13. The Paying Guests
    Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95
  14. The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95
  15. We Are Not Ourselves
    Matthew Thomas, S&S, $28

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
    Naomi Klein, S&S, $30
  2. What If?
    Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24
  3. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
    Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Crown Business, $27
  4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
    Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99
  5. World Order
    Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36
  6. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
    Lawrence Wright, Knopf, $27.95
  7. What I Know for Sure
    Oprah Winfrey, Flatiron, $24.99
  8. The Organized Mind
    Daniel J. Levitin, Dutton, $27.95
  9. Waking Up
    Sam Harris, S&S, $26
  10. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are
    Anne Berest, et al., Doubleday, $25
  11. #Girlboss
    Sophia Amoruso, Portfolio, $26.95
  12. The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
    Diane Ackerman, Norton, $27.95
  13. Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)
    Christian Rudder, Crown, $28
  14. Guinness World Records 2015
    Guinness, $28.95
  15. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
    Caitlin Doughty, Norton, $24.95

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 Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99
  5. The Signature of All Things
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17
  6. This Is Where I Leave You
    Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $16
  7. The Rosie Project
    Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99
  8. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99
  9. Orphan Train
    Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99
  10. The Valley of Amazement
    Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99
  11. The Alchemist
    Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99
  12. The Redeemer
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95
  13. The Mathematician’s Shiva
    Stuart Rojstaczer, Penguin, $16
  14. And the Mountains Echoed
    Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $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. Men Explain Things to Me
    Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket, $11.95
  7. Quiet
    Susan Cain, Broadway, $16
  8. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17
  9. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    Katherine Boo, Random House, $16
  10. Season of the Witch
    David Talbot, Free Press, $17
  11. The Smartest Kids in the World
    Amanda Ripley, S&S, $15.99
  12. Orange Is the New Black
    Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16
  13. The Bully Pulpit
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $22
  14. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
    Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14
  15. The Men Who United the States
    Simon Winchester, Harper Perennial, $16.99

Mass Market

  1. Outlander
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99
  2. Sycamore Row
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99
  3. Dust
    Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99
  4. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99
  5. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99
  6. The Catcher in the Rye
    J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99
  7. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99
  8. Inferno
    Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99
  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99
  10. Dragonfly in Amber
    Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99

Children’s Titles

  1. The Maze Runner
    James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99
  2. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  3. If I Stay
    Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99
  4. Sisters
    Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99
  5. Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)
    Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99
  6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
    James Dashner, Ember, $9.99
  7. Room on the Broom
    Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial, $6.99
  8. The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green, Dutton, $12.99
  9. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99
  10. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
    Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99
  11. The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, Book 2)
    Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99
  12. Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99
  13. The Giver
    Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99
  14. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
    Scholastic, $7.99
  15. Telephone
    Mac Barnett, Jen Corace (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99

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