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, 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 bestsellers—in the past seven days or the past four weeks. And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of February.
|KIDS + TEENS
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle | Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey | Every Day by David Levithan | Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison | Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12) by Jeff Kinney
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli |
Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus |
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-Sitter’s Club #5) by Gale Galligan
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff | The Subtle Art of Not Give A F*ck by Mark Manson | You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero | 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson | The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish | The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz | The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman | Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk | We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater | When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele | The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan | Game by Walter Dean Myers
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement | Buck: A Memoir by M.K. Asante | Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera | Lumberjanes • Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Sharon Watters, & Brooke Allen | Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Every bookstore’s top-selling books will be different from each other. This list is just for my store.
- It comes to no surprise that some of the top selling books are ones that have been adapted into a movie: Ready Player One, Annihilation, Call Me By Your Name, A Wrinkle in Time, Every Day, The Hate U Give, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Black Panther: World of Wakanda.
- These books seem to be forever on the top-selling list: The Alchemist, 1984, 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 in March. People love these books.)
- The bulk orders list are books I assume were order for class or book club or work.