Unit Sales by Category, 2015–2016 (in thousands)

Category 2015 2016 CHANGE
Adult Nonfiction
Art/Architecture/Design/Photography 11,355 9,305 -18%
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir 23,422 23,133 -1%
Business/Economics 17,168 18,047 5%
Cooking/Entertaining 15,521 16,471 6%
Computers 4,224 3,808 -10%
Crafts/Hobbies/Antiques/Games 11,600 20,326 75%
Health/Fitness/Medicine/Sports 21,540 21,694 1%
History/Law/Political Science 17,199 17,883 4%
House & Home/Gardening 3,212 2,945 -8%
Humor 4,674 4,488 -4%
Performing Arts 8,336 9,362 12%
Reference 33,292 34,310 3%
Religion/Bibles 35,928 40,637 13%
Self-Help 11,365 12,865 13%
Travel 7,620 7,585 -0.5%
General Nonfiction 30,034 30,729 2%
Total Adult Nonfiction 258,490 273,589 7%
Adult Fiction
Action/Adventure 2,272 1,644 -28%
Classics 10,002 8,083 -19%
Fantasy 6,606 6,537 -1%
Graphic Novels 10,707 11,938 11%
Mystery/Detective 12,534 11,225 -10%
Occult/Psychological/Horror 2,211 2,369 7%
Religion 4,426 4,739 7%
Romance 27,966 24,989 -11%
Science Fiction 6,028 5,319 -12%
Suspense/Thrillers 21,855 21,901 0%
Western 2,193 1,983 -10%
General Fiction 35,192 39,492 12%
Total Adult Fiction 141,993 140,221 -1%
Juvenile Nonfiction
Animals 5,145 5,732 11%
Biographies/Autobiographies 4,240 4,463 5%
Concepts 4,294 4,268 -1%
Education/Reference/Language 7,637 8,948 17%
Games/Activities/Hobbies 13,749 10,849 -21%
History/Sports/People/Places 12,817 13,454 5%
Holidays/Festivals/Religion 4,082 4,824 18%
Social Situations/Family/Health 2,772 2,918 5%
Total Juvenile Nonfiction 54,735 55,456 1%
Juvenile Fiction
Animals 10,128 10,296 2%
Classics 10,174 10,258 1%
Concepts 9,325 9,169 -2%
History/Sports/People/Places 13,561 13,957 3%
Holidays/Festivals/Religion 9,458 9,974 5%
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Magic 44,740 52,255 17%
Social Situations/Family/Health 24,904 23,221 -7%
General Juvenile Fiction 49,315 48,913 -1%
Total Juvenile Fiction 171,605 178,043 4%