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Q&Q worked with Bookmanager to compile a bestseller list of books published by Canadian-owned presses and sold by Canadian independents over the past year.
Bestsellers: David A. Robertson has had books on the bestsellers lists for a combined 118 weeks
The prolific author and two-time Governor General’s Award winner has had multiple bestselling titles over the past year.
Bestsellers: Suzanne Simard’s nonfiction debut takes people back to their roots
Bestsellers: Michelle Good’s debut novel has spent 36 weeks on the bestsellers list
Bestsellers: The success of Iona Whishaw’s Lane Winslow series is no mystery
“I think it is quite a relief to read books in which you’re secure and comfortable that the [characters] are kind, ethical people. It’s an old-fashioned decency,” Whishaw says.
Bestsellers: Naomi Klein and Rebecca Stefoff address the generation that is changing the world
“It was really important for us to talk about the systems that created this crisis,” Klein says.
Handselling by indie booksellers helped two books find their audience
House of Anansi Press reports that the books have overperformed on the West Coast.