West Philly Best Sellers, 2021

2 Jan

These are our best-selling titles for last year:

Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Christine Kendall, The True Definition of Neva Beane

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Matthew Burgess, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring

Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Kashuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun

Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Madeline Miller, Circe

Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem

Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age

Frank Herbert, Dune

Ashley Bryan, Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

David Graeber & David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Richard Powers, The Overstory

Mariame Kaba, We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

Linda Ashman, Rain! (Board Book)

Colson Whitehead, Harlem Shuffle: A Novel

Jericho Brown, The Tradition (poetry)

Jessica Love, Julián Is a Mermaid (picture book)

Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Carole Lindstrom, We Are Water Protectors (picture book)

Octavia Butler, Kindred

Carmen Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

Maria Carluccio, The Sounds Around Town (board book)

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You

Brit Bennet, The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist (board book)

Monika Vaicenavičiene, What Is A River? (picture book)

Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Asali Solomon, The Days of Afrekete: A Novel

Ling Ma, Severance

2 Responses to “West Philly Best Sellers, 2021”


  1. Philadelphia-Area Bookstores for When You Need a Good Read – Philadelphia magazine – reading book - January 28, 2022

    […] Park offers stacks and shelves of “new and discounted (but still new) books” in all categories. Best sellers for 2021 include Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: […]

  2. Philadelphia-Space Bookstores for When You Want a Good Learn - Memo Tech - January 28, 2022

    […] stacks and cabinets of “new and discounted (however nonetheless new) books” in all classes. Greatest sellers for 2021 embrace Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: […]

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