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.
Jan Scott opened the store in a converted heritage building in November 2021.
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.
Co-owners Heidi Stepanek and Peter Dixon opened the shop on October 1, 2021.
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.