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 2022!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood | House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas | The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas | Verity by Colleen Hoover
Maybe Somebody by Colleen Hoover | My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Heaven’s Official Blessing Vol. 2 by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
|KIDS + TEENS
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Good-Bye Stacey, Good-bye (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #11) by Ann M. Martin & Gabriela Epstein | Cat Kid Comic Club #2: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Dav Pilkey | Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn | Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco | Heartstopper Volume 2 by Alice Oseman | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Atomic Habits by James Clear | All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | Hella Town: Oakland’s History of Development and Disruption by Mitchell Schwarzer | Sacred Woman by Queen Afua
- 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.