The bestselling Canadian books of the week

Here are the top fiction, nonfiction and kids books from Sept. 2-9, 2023.

Here are the bestselling Canadian books from Sept. 2-9, 2023.

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

Canadian fiction

A composite image of an illustrated book cover featuring the silhouette of a man looking up with the Parisian skyline in the background, and a portrait of a white man with glasses smiling into the camera.
A New Season is a novel by Terry Fallis. (Penguin Random House, Tim Fallis)

A New Season by Terry Fallis is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

A New Season is a novel about a man named Jack McMaster. From the outside, Jack's life seems idyllic — but Jack is still learning to live with a loss that he fears has changed him forever. As a last ditch effort to reclaim some joy in life he sets off to Paris where a chance encounter lands him into the art world and onto the trail of a secret the City of Light has kept for nearly a century. 

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. A New Season by Terry Fallis
  2. The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt
  3. Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue
  4. I Only Read Murder by Ian Ferguson & Will Ferguson
  5. Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune
  6. Greenwood by Michael Christie
  7. Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  8. Rage the Night by Donna Morrissey
  9. Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena
  10. The Circle by katherena vermette

Canadian nonfiction

A composite of author and book cover.
Fire Weather is a nonfiction book by John Vaillant. (Knopf Canada, John Sinal)

Fire Weather by John Vaillant is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

 Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast is an epic nonfiction work that examines the events surrounding the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. In May 2016, Fort McMurray, the hub of Canada's oil industry and America's biggest foreign supplier, was overrun by wildfire. The multi-billion-dollar disaster melted vehicles, turned entire neighbourhoods into firebombs, and drove 88,000 people from their homes in a single afternoon. Fire Weather explores the legacy of North American resource extraction, the impact of climate science and the symbiotic relationship between humans and combustion.

 See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. Fire Weather by John Vaillant
  2. The Age of Insecurity by Astra Taylor
  3. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  4. Ducks by Kate Beaton
  5. Outsider by Brett Popplewell 
  6. Falling Back in Love with Being Human by Kai Cheng Thom
  7. The Myth of Normal by Dr. Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
  8. Pageboy by Elliot Page
  9. Truth Telling by Michelle Good
  10. Becoming a Matriarch by Helen Knott

Canadian kids

On the left is an orange picture book cover with a woman holding a child. On the right is a photo of the author who has short gray and black hair and is wearing an orange Every child matters shirt.
Every Child Matters is a picture book by Phyllis Webstad, pictured, and illustrated by Karlene Harvey. (Medicine Wheel Publishing)

Every Child Matters by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Karlene Harvey is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

Every Child Matters, illustrated by Karlene Harvey, honours the history and resiliency of Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island and moves everyone forward on a path toward Truth and Reconciliation. Readers will learn the meaning of the phrase "Every Child Matters." 

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. Every Child Matters by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Karlene Harvey
  2. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  3. The Skull by Jon Klassen
  4. With Our Orange Hearts by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Emily Kewageshig
  5. Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich
  6. The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  7. Be a Good Ancestor by Leona Prince and Gabrielle Prince, illustrated by Carla Joseph
  8. Nutshimit: In the Woods by Melissa Mollen Dupuis, illustrated by Elise Gravel
  9. The Hidden World of Gnomes by Lauren Soloy
  10. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw

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