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The bestselling Canadian books for the week of July 5-11, 2020

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

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for July 5-11, 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

The Glass Hotel is a novel by Emily St. John Mandel. (HarperCollins, Sarah Shatz)

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

The Glass Hotel weaves together the lives of Vincent, a bartender at Hotel Caiette in Vancouver, Jonathan Alkaitis, owner of the upscale hotel, and Leon Prevant, a shipping executive. Their stories begin on a fateful day when a mysterious figure leaves the message "Why don't you swallow broken glass" on the hotel's glass wall.

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
  3. A Better Man by Louise Penny
  4. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  6. This Place: 150 Years Retold
  7. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  8. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9. Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  10. Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

Canadian nonfiction

The Skin We're In is a nonfiction book by Desmond Cole. (Doubleday Canada, Kate Yang-Nikodym)

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. Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard
  4. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  5. Soap and Water & Common Sense by Dr. Bonnie Henry
  6. A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
  7. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  8. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
  9. Until We Are Free by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson & Syrus Marcus Ware
  10. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

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. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  4. Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich
  5. When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
  6. The Bug Girl by Sophia Spencer and Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Kerascoët
  7. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  8. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel
  9. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  10. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

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