Plus, the bestselling books of 2023 at Canadian independent bookstores.
Tidewater Press launches CanLit challenge for book clubs
The CanLit Challenge aims to encourage book clubs to choose Canadian books for their reading selections and challenge them to read at least one Canadian book by Canada Day.
Shop Talk: Rookery Books
Spare drives sales burst for Canadian indie booksellers
Independent booksellers’ top-selling Canadian titles of 2022
Shop Talk: The Spaniel’s Tale Bookstore
Cole and Stephen Davidson had always dreamed of opening a bookstore one day, maybe after they retired. But the COVID-19 pandemic and Cole’s grandmother’s dementia diagnosis reminded them that life is fragile, so they jumped into action to make this maybe-someday dream a reality.
Shop Talk: Betty’s Bookshelf
Jan Scott opened the store in a converted heritage building in November 2021.
Ben McNally Books opens in permanent home
Booksellers receive government funding to bolster online book sales
More than 150 booksellers are slated to receive funding from the Canadian government to help them expand their online book sales over the next two years.