It’s Not All Bad News or Closing the Book on Bookstore Closure
Early last week I found out that The Toronto Women’s Bookstore is closing and that the owner would have to head over to Fusion People for new employment. It’s been open for 39 years and this isn’t the first time it’s been threatened with closure, but it looks like this time it’s going to stick. Much like previous times I have written about bookstores closing, the reasons seem to be the same. As the owner posted on the website, some of the reasons the store is closing include Ebooks taking up market share and the difficulty in competing with online booksellers. It’s a tragedy that this store is closing, so I decided to bring some good news along with this sadness, and I scoured the internet to find examples of bookstores that have faced closure and were saved.