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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

There is no friend as loyal as a book - Ernest Hemingway


Top of the charts / After combing recent bestseller lists in Canada and the U.S., we bring you 10 titles that are flying off the shelves.

BESTSELLERS & BLOCKBUSTERS

1The Hill We Climb

After wowing the world with her performance at the inauguration, Gorman’s poetry shot to the top of Amazon's best-seller list.

2Neighbors: A Novel

After a devastating earthquake, a reclusive movie star opens up her home to her neighbors with shattering consequences.

3The Scorpion’s Tail

An archeologist and an FBI agent team up to solve the mystery of a mummified corpse found in a remote New Mexico ghost town.

4 Star Wars: Light of the Jedi

A shocking catastrophe in hyperspace threatens the Republic’s peaceful alliance.

5 Bridgerton: The Duke and I

Regency London’s powerful Bridgerton family must navigate the high society drama of finding love and marriage.

6The Push

A tense psychological drama about what really happens behind the closed doors of even the most perfect-looking families.

7Pretty Little Wife

All is not what it seems in an idyllic college town, especially when a woman’s dead husband doesn’t appear to stay dead.

8The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

A thrilling reconstruction of Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.

9Our Darkest Night

With Nazi Germany occupying most of Italy, a young Jewish woman poses as a Christian farmer’s wife to survive the Holocaust.

10Outlawed

A 19th century midwife’s daughter joins a group of female and nonbinary outlaws to create a town where nonconforming people can belong.

BOOK SMART

No two books smell alike, and scientists are breaking down their odour profiles. At Oxford University’s Bodelian Library, a 1217 copy of the Magna Carta is described as “an aromatic mix of moist wheat bread and beach sand.” Vanilla, maraschino cherries, biscuits – all have been used to describe the unique scents of books, which come from chemical reactions triggered when light, heat and water interact with paper, adhesives and ink. There’s even a word – bibliosmia – for people who love the smell of books. At the Bodelian, they are analyzing and recreating the smells of some of their treasured texts for a future exhibition called Sensational Books.