March 5, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

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 ten selling books of February 2020—the brand new year!


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy | There There by Tommy OrangeThe Lost Man by Jane HarperAmerican Dirt by Jeanine Cummins | The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensMy Hero Academia Vol. 23 | The Source of Self-Regard by Toni MorrisonThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoGideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Snug by Catana ChetwyndMy Hero Academia Vol. 1Little Women by Louisa May AlcottSword of Destiny by Andrzej SapkowskiGolden in Death by J.D. Robb


FGTeeV Presents Into the Game! by FGTeeV | Karen’s Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novels #1) by Ann M. Martin & Katy Farina | Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang | Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison | Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof by Kobe Bryant and Ivy Claire

Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey | Pokemon: Super Deluxe Essential Handbook | Sisters by Raina Telgemeier | Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti HarrisonHiLo 6: All the Pieces Fit by Judd Winick

Legacy and the Queen by Annie Matthew & Kobe BryantGuts by Raina Telgemeier | Best Friends by Shannon HaleOne of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus | Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitter’s Club Graphic Novel #7) by Ann M. Martin & Gale Galligan


Always Running by Luis J. RodriguezTo Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins | Becoming by Michelle Obama A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning | The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

Kobe Forever | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz |  You Were Born For This by Chani Nicholas | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkThe Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson 

Becoming: Guided Journal Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston | Talking to Strangers by Malcolm GladwellSapiens by Yuval Noah HarariWe Keep Us Safe by Zach Norris


  • 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.)
  • I omitted the poetry list because it didn’t change from February, so it was The Sun and Her FlowersPillow Thoughts, and Milk and Honey.
Were there any surprises? What did you think would be a top-selling book? What books from this list have you read? 


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