Unit sales of print books dropped 16.2% in the week ended Mar. 5, 2022, from the comparable week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The biggest factor in the decline was the surge in demand for Dr. Seuss titles a year ago, following the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to stop publication of six older Seuss books due to the fact that they contain racist and insensitive imagery. The juvenile fiction category had the biggest decline, with sales falling 27%. A year ago, nine Seuss titles were in the top 10 bestsellers in the category, selling a total of about 460,000 copies. The #1 book was Green Eggs and Ham, which sold more than 105,000 copies. In the most recent week, Seuss books were again on top of the category list thanks to Penguin Random House’s annual promotion of the author’s works, but Green Eggs sold only 28,000 copies. Sales in the juvenile nonfiction category fell 19.6%. The Seuss surge played a small role here, as two editions of Seuss-ims sold a combined 24,000 copies last year. The top title in the most recent week was Oh Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur? by Bonnie Worth, which sold more than 8,000 copies. Sales in adult fiction declined 4.4%. Four new books were among the top 10 in the category, led by Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia, Vol. 30, which sold almost 29,000 copies, landing it in first place on the category list. Adult nonfiction sales declined 12.1% compared to 2021. Atomic Habits by James Clear was #1 in the category, selling almost 29,000 copies; The Whole Body Reset by Stephen Perrine was the category’s top-selling new book, selling more than 26,000 copies.