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 October 2022!
Lore Olympus Volume Three by Rachel Smythe | House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas | Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
|TEENS + KIDS
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera | Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin | Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco | The Hawthorne Legacy (Inheritance Games #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman
Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney | Pig the Monster by Aaron Blabey | Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova | The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems | Hooky Volume 1 by Miriam Bonastre Tur
Coraline by Neil Gaiman | The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss | Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault | Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 5 by Mo Willems
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | All About Love by bell hooks | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine
Confidence Man by Maggie Haberman | Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza | Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton | The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
- 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.