12 Bestselling Fiction Books for July/August - 2017

AALBC’s Bestselling Book SealOur bestsellers list has been published continuously since 1998 and is the most visible list focused on Black Books in existence. You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by larger corporate entities.

Fiction titles outsold all other genres this period, led by the strength of Sadeqa Johnson’s 2016 novel Second House from the Corner, which was the bestselling book of all. Nonfiction was the 2nd most popular genre, rebounding from weak sales in May and June of 2017. The bestselling nonfiction book was Ivan Van Sertima’s masterwork, They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, which made our list for the 13th time since 1999! Children’s Books sales, continue to be strong with a nice mixture of new and classic titles with publication dates spanning a period of 50 years. Poetry sells each period for which we report, however sales were insufficient to compile a bestsellers for the genre. The last poetry list was last reported Jan/Feb 2017


View a printer friendly version and a collage of the book covers. Also check out links to more great books Enjoy


Book cover of Awaken by Timothy George


by Timothy George

Add to Cart


Book cover of Provenance: A Novel by Donna Drew Sawyer


by Donna Drew Sawyer

Add to Cart


Book cover of Sycorax’s Daughters by Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda Addison, and Susana Morris

Sycorax’s Daughters

by Kinitra D. Brooks, et al.

Add to Cart


Book cover of Unthinkable Sins 2: The Family by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Unthinkable Sins 2

by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Add to Cart


Book cover of Tabona by LaJuana A. Beadles


by LaJuana A. Beadles

Add to Cart

The Most Critically Acclaimed Books

Bestselling Books By Year May be Found Here

Our All-Time Bestselling Books May be Found Here