Our local bookseller, Duthie Books, a store I grew up visiting is closing after so many years of providing books to Vancouver. Duthies is a huge part of our literary landscape here on the lower mainland, and I will be just one of many who will miss them. I was there last month with my son. We spent an enjoyable half hour browsing through books until he found the one he wanted – with the help of the knowledgeable bookseller who was patient as we tried to find what we wanted.
We don’t go to Chapters. It’s too bad so many others did. Duthies is citing Chapters and Amazon as one of the reasons why they just couldn’t make it. Well it’s too late to support them now, but could all of you reading this please make a resolution to shop local. Local, independent booksellers need you!
Read the Vancouver Sun Article about Duthie Books here.
On the bright side of independents:
NOT READY TO RETIRE
Celebration of the People’s Co-op Bookstore’s 65th birthday, featuring music, poetry, and comedy. Friday, January 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets $10 in advance/$15 at the door. People’s Co-op Bookstore (1391 Commercial).