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 November 2021!
Vicious by V.E. Schwab | Circe by Madeline Miller | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The Judge’s List by John Grisham | Hawkeye: The Saga of Barton and Bishop by Matt Fraction & David Aja | One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
|KIDS + TEENS
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen | Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson | The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15) by Jeff Kinney | Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated minalima) by J.K. Rowling | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault | Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Lisa Sterle
Will by Will Smith | The Age of AI and Our Human Future by Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, & Daniel Huttenlocher | The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk | All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins | Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci | A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage | My Body by Emily Ratajkowski
Mastery of Love by Don Migue Ruiz | Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom by Tabitha Brown | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei | Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner |
- 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.