SASKATOON – When it comes to reading, people in Saskatoon like a good book.
In its second annual survey, Amazon.ca named Saskatoon as the third most well-read city in Canada, trailing only Calgary and Vancouver in the top 20 list.
Saskatoon also place third in the first survey last year.
What were people in the Bridge City buying? Canadian authors and cookbooks.
Saskatoon topped the list in purchasing novels written by Canadian authors. The most popular book? “Indian Horse” by Richard Wagamese.
As for cookbooks, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver top the list, with Saskatonians making “The Juicing Bible” by Pat Crocker their most popular choice.
“Whether it’s a sci-fi thriller or a love story, this year’s data shows a nation of passionate readers with a hunger for a variety of genres,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca.
In other categories, people in Vancouver purchased the most print books while those in Calgary ordered the most from Kindle. Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa were tops for ordering travel books while the most popular children’s book across the nation was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book” by Eric Carle.
Amazon complied data from all print and Kindle sales between May 2013 and May 2014 and came up with the list on a per capita basis for cities with more than 100,00 residents.
Top 20 most well-read cities in Canada:
- London, Ont.
- Kitchener, Ont.
- Burnaby, B.C.
- Mississauga, Ont.
- Gatineau, Q.C.
- Windsor, Ont.
- Richmond, B.C.
- Markham, Ont.
- Surrey, B.C.
- Brampton, Ont.
- Hamilton, Ont.