From the Toronto Public Library:
Every year, Torontonians borrow about 32 million print and downloadable items. This year, Toronto Public Library (TPL) is releasing a list of the year’s most popular materials (print books, ebooks and DVDS), providing an interesting glimpse into our city’s reading and viewing habits.
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The list is based on the number of holds local readers placed on the books this year, a measurement librarians felt was the most accurate measurement of what people wanted to read.
Michele Melady, the library’s manager of collection development, said while she was struck by the list’s variety — from page-turning thrillers to thoughtful reflections on race and ethnicity to comedies — the results do make a few things clear.
First and foremost: “Torontonians are voracious readers.”
Second, Melady said she was happy, though not surprised, to see that about one quarter of the entire list is Canadian. Madeleine Thien’s Giller Award-winning Do Not Say We Have Nothing was the most-requested Canadian book of 2016.
“It was a great year for Canadian publishing,” she said.
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