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    Strong sales of adult fiction were not enough to prevent unit sales of print books from falling 1.2% in the week ended Sept. 11, 2021, compared to the similar week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

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    Unit sales of print books fell 5.2% in the week ended Sept. 4, 2021, from the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

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