May 16, 2022

What Toronto Read in 2018 (Toronto Public Library’s Top 10 Most-Borrowed Books of 2018)

From the Toronto Public Library:

Toronto Public Library’s Top 10 Most-Borrowed Books of 2018:

  1. Official MTO Driver’s Handbook: borrowed 4,665 times so far in 2018*
  2. Origin by Dan Brown: 4,120
  3. Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill: 4,033
  4. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham: 3,640
  5. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff: 3,547


Direct to Complete Top 10 List as Well as:

  • Top 5 Adult Fiction Titles
  • Top 5 adult nonfiction titles
  • Top 5 Young Adult titles
  • Top 5 children’s picture books

More From The Star:

In 2017, the library’s physical circulation — including print books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and so on, but not ebooks — was the highest in North America for systems serving over a million customers: 24,459,477 items, said Wendy Banks, who promotes the Toronto Public Library’s collections online. (Ebooks are tracked separately, although borrowing is up on those as well; in the summer, for the first time, the TPL’s digital loans surpassed five million, the first library system in the world, Banks believes, to do so.)

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