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Unit sales of print books rose 6.8% in the week ended June 6, 2020, over the similar week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The increase brought unit sales into positive territory for the year, up 0.2% over the comparable period in 2019. The juvenile nonfiction segment saw the biggest gain over the week ended June 8, 2019, with units up 25.9%. Carson-Dellosa’s Summer Bridge Activities titles had a good week, with eight books selling a total of approximately 80,000 copies. The small YA nonfiction category saw unit sales skyrocket 52.3% over 2019. Stamped by Jason Reynolds was #1 on the category list, selling more than 10,500 copies. Sales in the juvenile fiction category increased 16.2%, boosted by the release of Kristen Bell’s The World Needs More Purple People, which sold nearly 24,000 copies. Emily Griffin’s The Lies That Bind sold nearly 22,000 copies in its first week, landing it in the third spot on the adult fiction bestseller list.
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