Beautiful World, Where Are You By Sally Rooney Takes Top Of Alberta’s Independent Bookstore Best-Selling Fiction List

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, September 19, 2021.

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

Some thoughts for today:

“Loving yourself is the start of a lifelong love story. “

-Oscar Wilde

If, with the literati, I am
Pushed to try an epigram,
I never try to take credit for it;
We all assume Oscar said it.

– Dorothée Parker


1. Beautiful people, where are you – Sally Rooney (Knopf Canada)
2. Fight Night – Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada)
3. Five Little Indians – Michelle Good (Harper Vivace)
4. Humane – Anna Marie Sewell (Stonehouse Publishing) * +
5. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig (HarperCollins)
6. Tainna – Norma Dunning (Douglas & McIntyre) *
7. The Madness of the Crowds – Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
8. The Palace of Paper – Miranda Cowley Heller (Riverhead Books)
9. Harlem Shuffle – Colson Whitehead (Bond Street Books)
10. Jonny Appleseed – Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp Press) *


1.ohpikinâwasowin / Growing a Child – edited by Leona Makokis, Ralph Bodor, Avery Calhoun and Stephanie Tyler (Fernwood Publishing) *
2. “Indian” in Cabinet – Jody Wilson-Raybould (HarperCollins)
3. 21 things you might not know about the Indian Act – Bob Joseph (pages two books)
4. Praying in the West – Omar Mouallem (Simon & Schuster) *
5. Cris – Arok Wolvengrey (University of Regina Press)
6. Sweetgrass braiding – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed editions)
7. Driven – Marcello Di Cintio (Bibliase) *
8. We have always been here – Samra Habib (Viking)
9. Stories of Métis Women – ed. Bailey Oster and Marilyn Lizee (Durvile Publications) * +
10. Wild Roses Are Worth It – Kevin Van Tighem (Rocky Mountain Books) * +

* Albertan author + Albertan publisher

The independent bookstores contributing to this weekly list are:

Audreys Books, Edmonton
Coffee Books, Canmore
Attracted by books, Edmonton
Glass library, Edmonton
Monkey Books, Calgary
Owl Nest Books, Calgary
Pages about Kensington, Calgary
Shelf Life Books, Calgary
The next page, Calgary
Books of the Three Hills, Three Hills

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