Agh, Two Used Bookstores To Close
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Agh, Two Used Bookstores To Close

Blame higher rents, fewer readers or sheer exhaustion, but two long-time second-hand bookstores are closing their doors.
Bookninja gives us all the intel here:

Another victim of the rising rents on Queen Street West, and after 30 years on the street, Abelard Books will be moving shortly. Starting today, Paul Lockwood is having a half-price sale at his premises at 519 Queen Street West. Extended hours – 11-6 seven days a week. Also starting today and lasting for one week, Contact Editions at 491 Davenport Road (near Spadina) are having a sale. Half-price on everything with a regular price of $125.00 and under. Starting next Saturday, Annex Books at 1083 Bathurst Street will be having a half-price sale. Janet Inksetter will be moving to a by appointment and on-line business.

It kind of makes us wonder, how those fabric stores can stay in the black on the same block as Abelard.