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Welcome to the second annual edition of Holiday Recommendations from Alberta’s Independent Bookstores. These shops are community hubs and promoters of the arts, all around the province, and we always love to hear about the books that are flying off the shelves or piquing their interest. We invite you to support them when you do your holiday shopping.

We asked each bookseller to recommend two books. One choice could be wide open, and the other had to be by an Alberta author. Here are their choices.

Analog Books
322 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge

The Future is Analog
by David Sax

A Christmas Candy Killing
by Christina Romeril

Audreys Books
10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Mindful of Murder
by Susan Juby

Ghosts in a Photograph: A Chronicle
by Myrna Kostash

Daisy Chain Book Co.
12525 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton

The Surgeon’s Daughter
by Audrey Blake

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith

Glass Bookshop 
9553 – 76 Avenue, Edmonton

The Big Melt
by Emily Riddle

The Dilettantes
by Michael Hingston

The Next Page
1217A  –  9 Avenue SE, Calgary

Making Love with the Land
by Joshua Whitehead

The Heroine with 1,001 Faces
by Maria Tatar

Owl’s Nest Books 
815A – 49 Avenue SW, Calgary

Shadows and Light
by Dr. Heather Patterson

Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus

Pages Books
1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

The Sleeping Car Porter
by Suzette Mayr

The Cat Who Saved Books
by Sosuke Natsukawa

Shelf Life Books 
1302 – 4 Street SW, Calgary

The Elephant on Karlův Bridge
by Thomas Trofimuk

The Taste of Hunger
by Barbara Joan Scott