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 April 2019.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn| Celtic Empire (Dirk Pitt #25) by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler | After by Anna Todd | Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
|KIDS + TEENS|
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowly Jefferson’s Journal by Jeff Kinney | Big Nate: Payback Time! by Lincoln Pierce | Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: A Graphic Novel by Rey Terciero & Bre Indigo | Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey | On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling | Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey | Educated by Tara Westover | Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari | Crushing: It’s Not the End by T.D. Jakes | The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis | The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo | Clean & Lean: 30 Days, 30 Foods, A New You! by Ian K. Smith | Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig | The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
- 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.)
- I omitted the poetry list because it didn’t change from February, so it was The Sun and Her Flowers, Pillow Thoughts, Milk and Honey, and 2Fish.