During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!
And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of April 2022!
|KIDS + TEENS|
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3) by Dav Pilkey | Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman | Heartstopper Vol. 3 by Alice Oseman | Pokemon Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook
The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire #15) by Tui T. Sutherland | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Lisa Sterle | They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera
Disney Encanto – El don de una familia/The Gift of Family | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh | Disney Encanto: The Deluxe Junior Novelization | A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | Maus by Art Spiegelman | Atomic Habits by James Clear | Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Maus II by Art Spiegelman | Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm by Dan Charnas | The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Every bookstore’s top-selling books will be different from each other. This list is just for my store.
- These books seem to be forever on the top-selling list: The Alchemist, anything Dog Man or Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, You Are A Badass, The Four Agreements, the 5 Love Languages, and Milk and Honey. (Don’t be surprise if you see these books here or in future “Books in Hand” posts. People love these books.)
- For the past year, we’ve been selling a lot of manga—so much that it exceeds the different subjects of books we sell. That will be in its own post.