A big rise in sales of adult fiction and smaller gains in the young adult category resulted in a 1.6% increase in unit sales of print books last week over the week ended March 26, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. It was the third consecutive week print sales increased over 2022.

The 12.4% increase in sales of adult fiction was led by a number of new releases, specifically new graphic novels published by Viz Media. Spy X Family, Vol.9 by Tatsuya Endo was #1 in the category, selling more than 31,000 copies. A second Viz title, Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 19 by Gege Akutami, was in fifth place on the segment list, selling nearly 23,000 copies. The trade paperback edition of Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me was in the ninth spot, selling almost 19,000 copies.

Young adult sales increased 2.5% without the benefit of a new release. If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin was in first place on the category list, selling more than 12,000 copies. The 1.6% increase in sales in young adult nonfiction over 2022 was driven by two Scott Cawthon titles on the category list as well as by two adult coloring books, which mistakenly appeared on the YA list.

Three new titles couldn’t prevent sales in adult nonfiction falling 3.1%. The top new title on the list, debuting in the second spot, was Eat to Beat Your Diet by William W. Li, which sold over 19,000 copies. Li’s book was followed by Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond, which sold nearly 17,000 copies, and Change Your Brain Every Day by Daniel G. Amen, which sold 14,000 copies.

Juvenile fiction sales dipped 1% compared to last year. Little Daymond Learns to Earn by Daymond John sold over 17,000 copies in its first week, selling over 17,000 copies and landing it in third place on the category list.