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 May 2022!
|KIDS + TEENS
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman | All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue | Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3) by Dav Pilkey | The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | Fierce Love: A Memoir of Family, Faith, and Purpose by Sonya Curry | Time Is A Mother by Ocean Vuong | Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs | The New 14-Day New Keto Cleanse by JJ Smith | The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason | Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown
- 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.