The bestselling Canadian books for the week of Feb. 16-22, 2020

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for Feb. 16-22, 2020.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Canadian fiction | Canadian nonfiction | Canadian kids

Canadian fiction

Megan Gail Coles is the author of Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club. (CBC)

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is a novel that revolves around a cast of flawed characters who are implicated in each other's hopes, dreams and pains as they try to survive harsh economic times in the province. It is being defended by YouTube content creator Alayna Fender on Canada Reads 2020.

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
  2. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  3. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  5. Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
  6. Five Wives by Joan Thomas
  7. Reproduction by Ian Williams
  8. Obsidian by Thomas King
  9. Agency by William Gibson
  10. Radicalized by Cory Doctorow

Canadian nonfiction

The Skin We're In is a nonfiction book by Desmond Cole. (Doubleday Canada, Martin Trainor/CBC)

The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

In The Skin We're In, Cole chronicles a year of being black in Canada. The journalist and activist looks at the practice of carding, the treatment of black refugees and his own activism in regards to the Toronto police and their treatment of black citizens.

See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  2. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  3. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  4. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  6. One Drum by Richard Wagamese
  7. Embers by Richard Wagamese
  8. All Things Being Equal by John Mighton
  9. Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie
  10. From Where I Stand by Jody Wilson-Raybould

Canadian kids

Cherie Dimaline is the author of the YA novel The Marrow Thieves. (CBC)


The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

In the dystopian world of The Marrow Thieves, climate change has ravaged the Earth and a continent-wide hunt and slaughter of Indigenous people is underway. Wanted for their bone marrow, which contains the lost ability to dream, a group of Indigenous people seek refuge in the old lands. 

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  2. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  3. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  5. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink by Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison, with Randi Hampson, illustrated by Qin Leng
  6. The Girl and the Wolf by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett
  7. The Bug Girl by Sophia Spencer and Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Kerascoët 
  8. Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen by Marthe Jocelyn, with illustrations by Isabelle Follath
  9. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen


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