10 Bestselling Fiction Books for September/October - 2018

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. More ▶

Fiction: The Wolf Queen the first book in a series by Cerece Rennie Murphy was the bestselling fiction title.

Nonfiction: Tarkisha M. Wallace’s motivational & inspirational Little Girl Arise debuts at #1 on nonfiction list.

Children’s Books: The Negro Speaks Of Rivers by Langston Hughes and Illustrated by E. B. Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed children’s

Poetry: There were not enough poetry book sales to create a bestsellers list this period. AALBC does showcase some great poetry. In fact, poetry is the 9th most popular category of books we “stock,” so take advantage of our offerings and discover a great poet.

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Book cover of The Wolf Queen: The Hope of Aferi Book I by Cerece Rennie Murphy

The Wolf Queen

by Cerece Rennie Murphy

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Book cover of Runaway Soul by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Runaway Soul

by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

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Book cover of Unthinkable Sins by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Unthinkable Sins

by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

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Book cover of Wildflowers: A Novel by Delores Lowe Friedman


by Delores Lowe Friedman

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Book cover of A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley

A Different Drummer

by William Melvin Kelley

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Book cover of Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean by Peekash Press


by Peekash Press

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More About our Bestsellers List

You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by corporate entities. Spread the word about our list; don’t let one or two lists, which we don’t control, determine which books are important.

We collect our bestselling titles from all our sales channels. The majority of our sales come from this website and our in-person events. We also include sales generated through our affiliate relationships, including Bookshop.org, Libro.fm (audiobooks), Black History 365 Education, and Amazon.com*.

We aggregate all formats of a book sold (print, ebook, and audio) into one format, usually the most popular print format

*For a few years, we actively boycotted Amazon but have discontinued this practice, as many of our authors have made their books exclusively available from Amazon. While we discourage giving Amazon the exclusive right to sell a book, we do not want this to be a reason to exclude an author from our site. Amazon also has an effective monopoly on eBooks and out-of-print books, which we highlight on this site.

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