12 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for September/October - 2020

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: Walter Mosley’s “touching and contemplative” short story collection, The Awkward Black Man, makes Walter a 23-Time AALBC bestselling author with 10 AALBC bestselling books!

Nonfiction: The top selling book, across all genres, this period is His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham.

Children’s Books: Children’s sales are led by Jabari Asim’s all-time bestselling board book on AALBC, Whose Knees Are These?

Poetry: Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott is our bestselling poetry book this period, continuing to sell well 12 years after it was published.

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Book cover of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson


by Isabel Wilkerson

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Book cover of PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson


by Claud Anderson

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