British author Hilary Mantel (Photo: BBC).

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, May 10, 2020.

The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books in Edmonton and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton.


1. The Mirror & the Light – Hilary Mantel (HarperCollins)
2. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens (G.P Putnam’s Sons)
3. The Swan Suit – Katherine Fawcett (Douglas & McIntyre)
4. Dune – Frank Herbert (Ace Books)
5. The Glass Hotel – Emily St. John Mandel (HarperCollins)
6. Eight Perfect Murders – Peter Swanson (HarperCollins)
7. Normal People – Sally Rooney (Knopf Canada)
8. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club – Megan Gail Coles (House of Anansi)
9. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy (HarperCollins)
10. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House)


1. Untamed – Glennon Doyle (The Dial Press)
2. Life Stages and Native Women – Kim Anderson (University of Manitoba Press)
3. The Splendid and the Vile – Erik Larson (Crown)
4. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
5. From the Ashes – Jesse Thistle (Simon & Schuster)
6. A House in the Mountains – Caroline Moorehead (Knopf)
7. The Spy and the Traitor – Ben Macintyre (McClelland & Stewart)
8. Bush Runner – Mark Bourrie (Biblioasis)
9. Birds of Alberta – Chris Fisher, John Acorn and Gary Ross (Lone Pine Publishing) * +
10. Embers – Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre)

* Alberta Author + Alberta Publisher

The independent bookstores contributing to the weekly lists are:

Audreys Books, Edmonton
Cafe Books, Canmore
Drawn to Books, Edmonton
Glass Bookshop, Edmonton
Monkeyshines Books, Calgary
Owl’s Nest Books, Calgary
Pages on Kensington, Calgary
Shelf Life Books, Calgary
The Next Page, Calgary
Three Hills Books, Three Hills

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