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 October 2019.
Guts by Raina Telgemeier | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated by J.K. Rowling | Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitter’s Club Graphic Novel #7) by Ann M. Martin & Gale Galligan | Dog Man: From Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey | Best Friends by Shannon Hale
The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade by Max Brallier | The Haunted House Next Door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #1) by Andrés Miedoso & Víctor Rivas | The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3) by Tui T. Sutherland & Mike Holmes | The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4) by Rick Riordan | Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell |
Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey | Tale of Magic… by Chris Colfer | The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust Volume Two) by Philip Pullman | Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey | The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez | Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell | Blowout by Rachel Maddow | Becoming by Michelle Obama | The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton
- Every bookstore’s top-selling books will be different from each other. This list is just for my store.
- The hardcover version Killing Commendatore was part of the top 15 last October, and the paperback came out this October and is part of the top 15. What a coincidence.
- 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, and Milk and Honey.