We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles.
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 December 2021!
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu | Atlas Six by Olivie Blake | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | No Longer Human by Osamu Daza
|KIDS + TEENS|
Cat Kid Comic Club #2: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey | They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Dav Pilkey | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
he Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones | Heartstopper: Volume 1 by Alice Oseman | How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford | We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman | Pokemon: Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook
Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman | The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown | The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney | Will by Will Smith
Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now by John Doerr | Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner | The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig | Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz |
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman | Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks | Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek by Dan Levy & Eugene Levy
Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson | The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl | Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard | The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio | Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
- 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.