Unit sales of print books rose 6% in the week ended Apr. 10, 2021, over the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The sales week was a complex one, as sales of juvenile books plunged while sales of adult titles skyrocketed. There were two reasons for the discrepencies: Easter week boosted sales of children’s books at this time last year, while adult sales declined last year because of the pandemic. Unit sales in the adult fiction category jumped 55.3% over the week ended Apr. 10, 2020, helped by the release of four new graphic novels published by Viz Media. New Viz releases took the first, second, fourth, and 10th spots on the adult fiction list, selling about 73,000 copies total. The top title in the category was Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia, Vol. 27, which sold nearly 22,000 copies. Unit sales increased 49.6% in adult nonfiction, boosted by Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, which sold more than 42,000 copies in its second week, and by solid debuts for two new books: Brandi Carlile’s Broken Horses: A Memoir sold more than 24,000 copies, and Women Evolve by Sarah Jakes Roberts sold nearly 22,000 copies. The biggest decline in the week came in the juvenile nonfiction category, where units plunged 50.5% compared to 2020. The combination of a late Easter in 2020 and of parents buying books for children suddenly stuck at home led to big sales numbers last year that were not matched in the week ended April 10.