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 May 2019.
|KIDS + TEENS|
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowly Jefferson’s Journal by Jeff Kinney | The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon | Just Jaime by Terri Libenson | Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story by Raina Telgemeier | Camp by Kayla Miller
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling | Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: A Graphic Novel by Rey Terciero & Bre Indigo | I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenchild | Smile by Taina Telgemeier
British Invasion (Spy School #7) by Stuart Gibbs | Drama by Raina Telgemeier | Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey | Big Nate: Payback Time! by Lincoln Pierce | I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
Sacred Woman by Queen Afua | Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari | The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks | How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
- 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 Flowers, Pillow Thoughts, Milk and Honey, and 2Fish.