The indie, housed in a charming mid-century storefront, opened in Regina on September 12.
Matthew Cole looks back on his family’s relationship to the beloved Coles the Book People bookstore chain.
“We were the only bookstore, and I suspect the only store that was willing to operate at a loss to serve the community,” Indigo CEO Heather Reisman has said.
The Granville Island bookstore aims to “support the storytellers and to support the writers, poets, or artists who are contributing to our literary community.”
The store has come close to its goal of stocking 6,000 titles, with popular sellers including classics by Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, and Charles Dickens and a selection of handsome cookbooks.
The initiative is in its early stages and it’s unclear at this point if the audiobook service will be available in Canada.
The registered non-profit will work with authors, publishers, and community groups to organize events.
The essay collection Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada proved essential reading amidst the civil-rights uprising.
The property is move-in ready for a “bare-bones operation” of curbside pick-up and delivery of special orders.
The Canadian Independent Booksellers Association plans to release more details of their plans to support independent booksellers over the next six weeks.