In what was generally a quiet week, unit sales of print books fell 0.8% last week from the week ended February 19, 2022, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

The bestselling new release was The Lives We Actually Have by Kate Bowler, which sold just under 15,000 copies, landing it in fifth place on the adult nonfiction bestseller list. Another new book, Rise of the Fourth Reich by Steve Deace, was in seventh place, selling about 12,000 copies. The new books helped to limit the decline of unit sales in the adult nonfiction segment to 2% compared to 2022.

Once again, adult fiction was the only category to have a sales increase. Seven of the top 10 category bestsellers were written by Colleen Hoover, and they sold a combined total of about 185,000 copies. Three Days to Live by James Patterson was the top-selling new title, selling more than 12,000 copies, good enough for 11th place on the category list. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas sold just over 9,000 copies in its first week, landing it in the 20th spot on the BookScan fiction list.

Print sales in the juvenile nonfiction category fell 2.2% as Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle stayed number #1, selling almost 22,000 copies. The only new release to crack BookScan’s top 50 juvenile bestseller list last week was When I Talk to God, I Talk About You by Chrissy Metz, which sold over 9,000 copies.

With no new titles hitting BookScan’s top 50 list in either juvenile nonfiction or young adult fiction, sales in those categories fell 4.6% and 1.4%, respectively.