Local bestsellers



1. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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


4. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

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5. Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. NAN A.TALESE.

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

7. The Black Box. By Michael Connelly. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

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


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

10. Christmas at Eagle Pond. By Donald Hall.


1. Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

3. Far From the Tree. By Andrew Solomon. SCRIBNER.


4. Buddy. By Brian McGrory. CROWN.

5. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman. KNOPF.

6. The Last Lion. William Manchester and Paul Reid.

7. The Signal and the Noise. By Nate Silver. PENGUIN.

8. (tie) Help, Thanks, Wow. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Crossing the Line. By Derek Sanderson and Kevin Shea.



1. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

2. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

4. Life of Pi. By Yann Martel. MARINER.

5. Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

7. How it All Began. By Penelope Lively. PENGUIN.

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

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

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


1. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

2. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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

4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer Holland. WORKMAN.

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

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

7. Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England. By Kenn
Kaufman and Kimberly Kaufman. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

8. Old Farmer’s Almanac. By Old Farmer’s Almanac. OFA.

9. (tie) F for Effort. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

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

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.