Third Place Books 2022 Bestsellers

Happy New Year everyone! We made it through 2022, and if you’re anything like us, you’re very excited for all the books coming up in 2023. But before we get into the books on the horizon, we thought it would be fun to look back at 2022. 

You already know all about our favorite books of the year, but what books did Third Place Books shoppers love this year? To answer that question, we dove into our records and made a list of the ten bestselling books that came out this year. 

So here they are! The Third Place Books top ten bestselling books of 2022: 

10.Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown

9. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

8. Brightest Night (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #5) by Tui Sutherland

7. All About Love by Bell Hooks

6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

5. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

4. The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

3. Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

2. Essential Labor by Angela Garbes

1. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

I couldn’t stop there though, because as good a list as that is, many of those bestsellers have been brewing for a while. Braiding Sweetgrass was first published in 2013, and is still at the top of our list!

We love backlist, obviously, but what were the irresistible books from 2022? What books were you and your neighbors eagerly awaiting this year? What releases did you rush out to buy? Obviously, we had to make a second list, answering just that. 

Here are the top ten bestsellers that came out in 2022: 

10. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

9. Wok: Recipes & Techniques by Kenji López-Alt

8. Trees of the West by Molly Hashimoto

7. Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
6. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

5. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel

4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

3. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey

2. Essential Labor by Angela Garbes

1. Book Lovers by Emily Henry