April 2016

What would make April 30 a true success? For it to be a great retail day for stores.
Apr 29, 2016
We were booksellers without a home. Home is a bookstore to indie employees & The Avid Reader was closing after 21 great years. Then, it happened - the magic that’s only found among independent bookstores.
Apr 27, 2016
I’m not sure who had more fun at the first annual Authors for Indies last year – the authors, our customers or our bookstore staff!
Apr 25, 2016
As a kid, grocery-shopping day was my favourite of the week. While my mom perused the aisles unencumbered, my sister and I were set loose in our farm community’s local library.
Apr 22, 2016
I wish I could lay my hands on a copy of my very first résumé—the one that landed me my very first part-time job: a job at an indie bookstore.
Apr 20, 2016
Back in 1973, before social media and the use of postal codes, The Bookshelf was a community hub.
Apr 18, 2016
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, where culture takes a back seat to the awe-inspiring scenery (and surrounding glitz), I grew up without visits to an indie bookstore. Not so, my three boys.
Apr 15, 2016
Book City is thrilled to again host the visits of authors to each of our four stores. Last year, we shared the day with over sixty authors, and this year, the number of authors participating in Authors For Indies is even greater.
Apr 11, 2016
The Authors for Indies team held a face-to-face planning meeting in Toronto. Thank you to the BCBA for helping to make it happen.
Apr 09, 2016
When I daydream about career paths not taken or ones I could do down the road, the fantasy of owning my own indie bookstore always comes to mind.
Apr 08, 2016