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 2023!
The Fine Print (Dreamland Billionaires) by Lauren Asher | A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers | Happy Place by Emily Henry | It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin | The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Spellbound by F.T. Lukens
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus | Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea by Dav Pilkey | Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Pokemon: Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook | The Mermaid Princesses by by Maya Cameron-Gordon | Hooky Vol. 2 by Miriam Bonastre Tur
Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joose | Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney | Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems | Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones | Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns by Duncan Tonatiuh | Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss | We Are Love by Patricia Hegarty
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie | The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero | Born A Crime by Trevor Noah | The Power of Now of Eckhart Tolle | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- 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.