Owner and founder Matt Sturrock and co-owner Lizzie Lee opened Helicon Books in North Vancouver on August 5.
The store will officially change ownership on September 30.
Canadian Independent Bookstore Day takes place April 30.
A new program called Support for Booksellers will provide grants to fund improvements in how stores sell books online, as a result of two years of strong growth in online sales during the pandemic.
The prolific author and two-time Governor General’s Award winner has had multiple bestselling titles over the past year.
For this year’s holiday shopping season, the Canadian Independent Booksellers Association is encouraging book buyers to look past curated lists and rely instead on the expertise of their local indie bookseller.