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Is the rest of Canada crazy for Crazy Town?

Q&Q reported yesterday that there were approximately 500 Toronto Public Library holds for Robyn Doolittle’s Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story. Today, that number has jumped to nearly 800.

But what about the rest of Canada? We checked the online catalogues of 12 other library systems to see if there’s a demand for Doolittle’s Toronto-centric exposé elsewhere in the country. As a point of comparison, we also counted the number of holds on Chris Hadfield’s best-selling memoir An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.

Although there are hundreds of copies of Crazy Town on hold from Victoria to Halifax, it appears that Toronto remains the centre of Ford Nation.

Library System An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story
Toronto Public Library 144 copies; 587 holds 144 copies; 783 holds
Greater Victoria Public Library 47 copies; 192 holds Nine copies ordered; 31 holds
Vancouver Public Library 24 copies; 225 holds Four copies ordered; 50 holds
Northwest Territories Public Library Service Four copies; no holds Not available
Regina Public Library 46 copies; 87 holds 17 holds on two copies, with 11 more on order
Edmonton Public Library 54 copies; 277 holds Not available
Calgary Public Library 44 copies; 281 holds On order; 38 holds
Winnipeg Public Library 145 holds 35 holds
Kitchener Public Library 12 copies; 52 holds Five copies ordered; 26 holds
Bibliothèques Montréal Copies on hold at 10 branches Not available
Halifax Public Library 24 copies; 124 holds Six copies; 26 holds
New Brunswick Public Library System 12 copies; 32 holds Not available
Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries Copies on hold at 17 branches Copies still on order


February 5th, 2014

5:50 pm

Category: Libraries

Tagged with: Crazy Town, Libraries, Rob Ford