Amazon Reveals the Most Well-read Cities in Canada

by Rob Lewis | Research

For the first time, Amazon has revealed its list of the "most well-read cities in Canada."

Amazon determined its list by leveraging data from all book sales in print and Kindle formats since June 2012, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.

1. Vancouver, British Columbia

2. Calgary, Alberta

3. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

4. Edmonton, Alberta

5. Regina, Saskatchewan

6. London, Ontario

7. Toronto, Ontario

8. Ottawa, Ontario

9. Winnipeg, Manitoba

10. Kitchener, Ontario

11. Burnaby, British Columbia

12. Mississauga, Ontario

13. Gatineau, Quebec

14. Windsor, Ontario

15. Richmond, British Columbia

16. Markham, Ontario

17. Surrey, British Columbia

18. Halifax, Nova Scotia

19. Hamilton, Ontario

20. Brampton, Ontario

Not only the most well-read city in Canada, Vancouver is breeding a population of entrepreneurs. According to Amazon, this locale topped the list for ordering the most books in the Business and Investing category. The top title purchased overall by Vancouverites was StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.

"Our data shows Canadians are avid readers and we hope book lovers across Canada will enjoy this fun look at where some of the most passionate readers reside," said David Jackson, general manager of the media business.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection., Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other... more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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