In the week ended Oct. 19, 2019, unit sales of print books were up 2% over the similar week last year at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, helped by a trio of new nonfiction titles. Adult nonfiction rose by 6.2%, led by Elton John’s autobiography, Me, which sold more than 71,000 copies in its first week and came in at #2 overall. Nonfiction sales were also buoyed by Today show anchor Hoda Kotb’s I Really Needed This Today and New Yorker journalist Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill, which, combined, sold more than 100,000 copies, and were #3 and #4 overall, respectively. Adult fiction took a small dip despite John Grisham’s The Guardians debuting at #1 overall and selling more than 97,000 copies, nearly double the sales of last week’s #1 title, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro’s The 19th Christmas. YA and juvenile nonfiction saw bumps of 8% and 7.3%, respectively. Raina Telgemeier’s Guts stayed strong in juvenile nonfiction, selling nearly 21,000 copies in the week ended October 19, up roughly 500 over the week prior. By comparison, last year’s top-selling juvenile nonfiction title, Roger Priddy’s First 100 Words, sold roughly 7,800 in the week ended Oct. 20, 2018. Even the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay, could not stop juvenile fiction sales from coming out roughly flat in the most recent week, with a 0.4% decline compared to last year; sales in the category are down by 0.1% in 2019 to date. YA fiction, hurt by the absence of such major titles as last year’s The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, saw a nearly 20% drop in the most recent week.