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 March 2023!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon | Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Twisted Games by Ana Huang | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Fine Print (Dreamland Billionaires) by Lauren Asher | A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers | Final Offer (Dreamland Billionaires) by Lauren Asher
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas | Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin | The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
|TEENS + KIDS|
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus | A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter | She Is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins | The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith | Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins | Lore by Alexandra Bracken | Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau
Gina and the Last City on Earth (Hilo #9) by Judd Winick | Coraline by Neil Gaiman | Dragon Masters: Curse of the Shadow Dragon by Tracey West | The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani | The Giver by Lois Lowry
Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joose | Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney | Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan | The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel | Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown | The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister | Baby Signs by Joy Allen
All About Love by bell hooks | The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | Spare by Prince Harry | Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | 8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go by Jay Shetty | Atomic Habits by James Clear | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine | I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy | Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton | The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel | Sacred Woman by Queen Afua
- 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.
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