American humourist David Sedaris (Photo: Jenny Lewis, Facebook/David Sedaris).

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, March 6, 2022.

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


1. Five Little Indians – Michelle Good (Harper Perennial)
2. Scarborough – Catherine Hernandez (Arsenal Pulp Press)
3. When We Lost Our Heads – Heather O’Neill (HarperCollins)
4. The Paris Apartment – Lucy Foley (William Morrow)
5. Pure Colour – Sheila Heti (Knopf Canada)
6. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (Ecco)
7. It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover (Atria Books)
8. The Finder – Will Ferguson (Simon & Schuster) *
9. State of Terror – Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster)
10. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig (HarperCollins)


1. A Carnival of Snackery – David Sedaris (Little, Brown and Company)
2. The Best of Me – David Sedaris (Little, Brown and Company)
3. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows – John Koenig (Simon & Schuster)
4. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
5. Maus I – Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)
6. Atlas of the Heart – Brené Brown (Random House)
7. Home Body – Rupi Kaur (Simon & Schuster)
8. Indigenous Relations – Bob Joseph (Page Two Books)
9. The Splendid and the Vile – Erik Larson (Crown)
10. Maus II – Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)

* 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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