Local bestsellers



1. The Casual Vacancy. By J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

2. Live By Night. By Dennis Lehane. WILLIAM MORROW.

3. This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Diaz. RIVERHEAD.


4. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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5. Telegraph Avenue. By Michael Chabon. HARPER.

6. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELACORTE.

7. In Sunlight and in Shadow. By Mark Helprin.

8. Mark of Athena. By Rick Riordan. HYPERION.


9. The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

10. The Time Keeper. By Mitch Albom. HYPERION.


1. No Easy Day. By Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer. DUTTON.

2. Killing Kennedy. By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. HENRY HOLT.

3. Joseph Anton. By Salman Rushdie. RANDOM HOUSE.


4. The Oath. By Jeffrey Toobin. DOUBLEDAY.

5. America Again. By Stephen Colbert. GRAND CENTRAL.

6. When America First Met China. By Eric Jay Dolin. LIVERIGHT.

7. No One Ever Told Us That. By John D. Spooner. BUSINESS PLUS.

8. Mortality. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

9. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. The Man Who Saved the Union. By H.W. Brands. DOUBLEDAY.



1. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

2. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. PICADOR.

3. Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

4. (tie) Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. PENGUIN.

6. The Best American Short Stories 2012.
Edited by Tom Perrotta and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

7. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.

8. The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.

9. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. BACK BAY.

10. Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
By Michael Chabon. RANDOM HOUSE.


1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me? By Mindy Kaling.

3. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR/BACK BAY.

4. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.

5. Half the Sky. By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. VINTAGE.

6. Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL .

7. Turn Right at Machu Picchu. By Mark Adams. PLUME.

8. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON.

9. (tie) 1493. By Charles C. Mann. VINTAGE.

9. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, The Book Rack, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Porter Square Books, Spirit of ’76, Spirit Squared, Wellesley Books.