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 November 2022!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers | Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi | Twisted Love by Ana Huang
|TEENS + KIDS
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera | The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney | Stellarlune (Keeper of the Lost Cities #9) by Shannon Messenger | The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan | Corduroy by Don Freeman | Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Long and Max Long | Knight Owl by Christopher Denise | Hooky Volume 1 by Miriam Bonastre Tur | Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd | The Bad Guys in the Others?! by Aaron Blabey
Into the Wild (Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter | Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand | Pokemon: Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook | Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss | Bluey Hooray It’s Christmas!: A Sticker Activity Book
The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama | I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy | Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Go-to Dinners:A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
All About Love by bell hooks | Atomic Habits by James Clear | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | 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
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey | It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino
- 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.