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.
The bookstore’s new home and expanded cultural centre, which will continue to celebrate African and Caribbean heritage, will anchor the legacy A Different Booklist has created over more than two decades.
The bookstore and African- and Caribbean-Canadian cultural centre will be moving across the street in 2022 to a four-storey heritage building that is being preserved as part of Toronto’s revitalized Mirvish Village project.
As an incentive, booksellers who complete the survey will have early access to the full report from BookNet when it is published this fall.