I came across an interesting article about how various cities around the world stack up when it comes to the number of books stores and libraries to be found within their boundaries.
Every year the World Cities Culture Forum collects information on how people consume culture around the world. Amongst other information, the forum asks its partner cities to self-report on cultural institutions and consumption, including where people can get books.
Hong Kong as the most bookstores - 21 per 100,000 people, and Edinburgh offers the most libraries - 60.5 for every 100,000 people.
The one Canadian city in the survey – Toronto – has 13.9 bookstores and 3.9 libraries per 100,000 people.