With only the adult fiction category posting an increase, unit sales of print books fell 12.2% in the week ended Dec. 11, 2021, from the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Sales in adult nonfiction dropped 15.4% from the week ended Dec. 12, 2020, when Barack Obama’s A Promised Land sold more than 325,000 copies. The #1 adult nonfiction title in the most recent week was Amanda Gorman’s Call Us What We Carry: Poems, which debuted on the list with almost 175,000 copies sold. In second place was Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown, which sold almost 95,000 copies, followed by The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., which sold more than 60,000 copies. In fourth place was Kayleigh McEnany’s For Such a Time as This, which sold nearly 45,000 copies in its first week. Juvenile fiction sales fell 10.3% compared to 2020. Dav Pilkey had the top-selling title both a year ago and in the most recent week with his Cat Kid Comic Club titles, though this year’s volume, Perspectives, sold about 93,000 copies, compared to the 101,000 copies the first volume sold a year ago. The adult fiction category managed to eke out a 2.5% increase over 2020. John Grisham’s The Judge’s List was #1 in the category, selling more than 39,000 copies. The top-selling new release was Chainsaw Man, Vol. 8 by Tatsuki Fujimoto, which sold almost 29,000 copies, putting it in eighth place on the category list.