The great thing about indie bookstores is that they reflect the community that they serve. In Guelph, you, (the "Royal" you) has an eclectic curiosity. That makes it so much more fun and interesting for us. It’s the best kind of partnership.
If you look at this week’s list you will see a community committed to educating itself about its First Nations, Metis, Inuit cultures. Gord Downie continues to be the most amazing ambassador for respect and investigation and you are following his lead. Two other wonderful indigenous writers, Joseph Boyden and Richard Wagamese have also captured your imagination.
You also understand that reading is the most important passport to a fulfilling life. Check out our kids section. Its full and very busy with browsers young and old. Margaret-ann Brix, a local writer, has written a book called Grampa’s Butterfly and there's a very cool children’s book about a girl Ada, a girl who tries to understand the world through science, both of which have topped our kids sellers.
You can also see a love of Canadian fiction, an incredible analysis about the hidden life of trees and a new bio by Trevor Noah called Born a Crime. It is so obvious that Bookshelf customers are big CBC listeners because just after Trevor’s incredible interview on The Current it became an immediate bestseller.
And last of all there is Leonard Cohen.
We’ll be featuring a weekly best seller table for the next while.