In the week ended May 8, 2021, unit sales of print books rose 10.1% over the comparable week in 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The adult fiction category continues to post good gains, with unit sales up 22.1% over the week ended May 9, 2020. Three of the top four titles in the category were new, led by 21st Birthday by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, which sold more than 51,000 copies, at #1. In third place on the list was Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me, which sold more than 33,000 copies, followed by Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, which sold nearly 30,000 copies. Interest in Leigh Bardugo’s titles, driven by the release of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone series based on her Grisha trilogy, helped to boost sales in the YA fiction category 77% over 2020. Shadow and Bone, the first title in the trilogy, stayed in the top spot on the category list, selling more than 21,000 copies. Five other Bardugo titles sold a total of about 45,000 copies. Victoria Aveyard’s Realm Breaker landed in the second spot on the category list, selling more than 18,000 copies in its first week. New titles helped drive up unit sales in adult nonfiction 9.1% over last year. Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard was #1 in the category, selling nearly 46,000 copies in its first week. The Premonition by Michael Lewis landed in the fourth spot on the category list, selling almost 31,000 copies, while Josh Hawley’s The Tyranny of Big Tech sold nearly 21,000 copies, making it #6 on the category list.