We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles. 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 July 2021!
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | Circe by Madeline Miller | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Once Upon A Time in Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir | A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
|KIDS + TEENS|
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz | I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker | The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir by Michele Harper | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson | The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman | Landslide by Michael Wolff | Atomic Habits by James Clear
- 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.