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 2023!
No Brainer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney | Pete the Cat: Snow Daze by James Dean & Kimberly Dean | The Chalice of the Gods (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #6) by Rick Riordan | Where’s Spot by Eric Hill | The Bad Guys in Look Who’s Talking by Aaron Blabey
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh! by Mo Willems | Stacey’s Mistake (The Baby-Sitters Club) by Ellen T. Crenshaw & Ann M. Martin | Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang | Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae & Guy Parker-Rees | Hooky Vol. 1 by Miriam Bonastre Tur
Coraline by Neil Gaiman | The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket | The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill | Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel Part 1 by Shannon Messenger and Celina Frenn | The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow | The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz | The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel | All About Love by bell hooks | The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
- 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.