Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

BOOKSELLING IS A DIFFICULT BUSINESS

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I have the highest respect for small independent bookstore owners. Bookselling is a difficult business to be in and many prominent independent bookstores disappeared facing fierce competition from discount internet booksellers and large store chains. Some of my favourite bookstores that went out of business are Nicholas Hoare in Toronto and Collected Works in Ottawa. I am sure they will be missed by many avid readers and book lovers.

Some of independent bookstores really go above and beyond in terms of creativity and dedication to their customers. One of my favourite independent bookstores, Type Books, which has two locations in downtown Toronto, created an absolutely fantastic video trailer to promote the store.