Vancouver buys most books per capita: Amazon.ca

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Perhaps it's the frequently wet climate or the abundance of coffee shops or just a plain old love for literature. For whatever reason, Vancouver buys more books than any other Canadian city, according to Amazon.ca sales data.

The online retailer released tracking data of all Amazon.ca book sales in print and Kindle formats since June 1, 2012, for the first time. On a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents, Vancity lead the way.

Here are the Top 20 book-buying Canadian cities, according to Amazon.ca:

1.    Vancouver, B.C.

2.    Calgary, Alta.

3.    Saskatoon, Sask.

4.    Edmonton, Alta.

5.    Regina, Sask.

6.    London, Ont.

7.    Toronto, Ont.

8.    Ottawa, Ont.

9.    Winnipeg, Man.

10.    Kitchener, Ont.

11.    Burnaby, B.C.

12.    Mississauga, Ont.

13.    Gatineau, Que.

14.    Windsor, Ont.

15.    Richmond, B.C.

16.    Markham, Ont.

17.    Surrey, B.C.

18.    Halifax, N.S.

19.    Hamilton, Ont.

20.    Brampton, Ont.


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