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 February 2023!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | Twisted Love by Ana Huang | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Icebreaker by Hannah Grace | Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi | Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin | Twisted Games by Ana Huang | And There He Kept Her by Joshua Moehling
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Final Offer (Dreamland Billionaires) by Lauren Asher | The Fine Print (Dreamland Billionaires) by Lauren Asher
A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers | Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune | Terms and Conditions (Dreamland Billionaires) by Lauren Asher | Babel by R.F. Kuang | Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
|TEENS + KIDS|
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin | Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Chain of Thorns (The Last Hours #3) by Cassandra Clare
The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith | Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman | They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert | The Davenports by Krystal Marquis | Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins | The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations by Dav Pilkey | Charlie Hernandez & The Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo | The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan | Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Nat for Nothing by Maria Scrivan
Mary Anne’s Bad Luck Mystery (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel) by Ann M. Martin & Cynthia Yuan Cheng | The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland | Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney | Odder by Katherine Applegate | Pokemon: Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook
Moon Rising (Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel) by Tui T. Sutherland | Pax by Sara Pennypacker | Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown | Bluey 5-Minute Stories | Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Atomic Habits by James Clear | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Spare by Prince Harry | All About Love by bell hooks
The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin | Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen by George McCalman | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins | The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | Sacred Woman by Queen Afua | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- 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.
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