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 September 2022! Lots of Halloween-esque books on this list already!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas | A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin | My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh | Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert
|TEENS + KIDS|
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain | Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman | Heartstopper Vol. 3 by Alice Oseman | The Final Gambit (Inheritance Games #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | The Hawthorne Legacy (Inheritance Games #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Belladonna by Adalyn Grace | Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson | We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
Pig the Monster by Aaron Blabey | Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown | Jessi’s Secret Language (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #12) by Ann M. Martin & Chan Chau | The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems | Hooky Vol. 2 by Miriam Bonastre Tur
Hooky Volume 1 by Miriam Bonastre Tur | The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown | Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston | I Have A Superpower by Stephen Curry
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Julia Schertle & Jill McElmurry | Nightmare Before Christmas (Little Golden Book) | Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler | Night Creatures (Peppa Pig) | Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason | You Owe You by Eric Thomas | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel | Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate with Daniel Mate | Solito by Javier Zamora | Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- 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.