Kate Quinn, American author of historical fiction (Photo: Screenshot from Youtube video).

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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 Rose Code – Kate Quinn (William Morrow)
2. Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf Canada)
3. Jonny Appleseed – Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp Press) *
4. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig (HarperCollins)
5. The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline (Cormorant Books)
6. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy (HarperCollins)
7. Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese (Douglas and McIntyre)
8. Hummingbird Salamander – Jeff VanderMeer (McClelland & Stewart)
9. Dune – Frank Herbert (Ace Books)
10. Greenwood – Michael Christie (McClelland & Stewart)


1. Karma – Sadhguru (Harmony)
2. The Bushman’s Lair – Paul McKendrick (Harbour Publishing) *
3. Values – Mark Carney (McClelland & Stewart)
4. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
5. World Travel – Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever (Ecco)
6. Wild Roses Are Worth It – Kevin Van Tighem (Rocky Mountain Books) * +
7. Moon Lists – Leigh Patterson (Clarkson Potter)
8. The Light of Days – Judy Batalion (HarperCollins)
9. The Way of the Gardener – Lyndon Penner (University of Regina Press)
10. 111 Places in Calgary That You Must Not Miss – Jennifer Bain (Emons)

* Alberta Author + Alberta Publisher

The independent bookstores contributing to this weekly list 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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