Calgary ranked as one of the most well-read cities in Canada

Jun 22 2016, 7:41 pm

Calgary is ranked number two as the most well-read city in Canada according to Amazon’s Canadian City That Loves to Read ranking.

This is the third year in a row that our city of bookworms has ranked in the top 10. Albertans as a whole are quite nerdy it seems with Edmonton taking the number 4 spot, sandwiched between our prairie buddies, Saskatoon and Regina respectively.

In terms of how we read, the West has definitely gone digital; Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver bought the most Kindle books over the past year. The best-selling Kindle title was the psychological thriller, The Girl on the Train by British author Paula Hawkins.

Also, in a (worrying?) new trend, it turns out Canadians love adult colouring books, many of which were among the bestselling titles in the country this year.

The list is based on data from all book sales – in print and on Kindle – from May 2015 to May 2016, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.

Top 20 Canadian Cities That Love to Read

  1. Vancouver
  2. Calgary
  3. Saskatoon
  4. Edmonton
  5. Regina
  6. London
  7. Toronto
  8. Kitchener
  9. Ottawa
  10. Winnipeg
  11. Burnaby
  12. Richmond
  13. Mississauga
  14. Windsor
  15. Surrey
  16. Gatineau
  17. Markham
  18. Brampton
  19. Halifax
  20. Hamilton
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