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<strong>Edwards Books & Art</strong><br /> <br /> Edward Borins learned how to buy and sell high quality remainders at low prices while managing David Mirvish Books during the 1970s. Borins and his wife Eva established their own store at 356 Queen Street West in 1979, which eventually grew into a small chain. As <em>NOW</em> noted in a March 1989 profile, the original location “opened just at the time when the area was being revitalized by a new wave of artists and businesses.”<br /> <br /> The chain fought a lengthy battle with the provincial government over Sunday shopping laws that led to around 300 charges. Edwards ran into troubles with its suppliers that played a role into the chain’s demise in 1997 and, thanks to tighter credit limits publishers had imposed in the aftermath, negatively affected other local booksellers. The Borinses moved to Santa Fe and ran <a href="http://www.santafenewmexican.com/localnews/Garcia-Street-books-Indie-shop-changes-hands">Garcia Street Books</a> for a decade before selling it last year.<br /> <br /> <em>Advertisement, the <em>Globe and Mail</em>, October 31, 1987.</em>
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Edwards Books & Art

Edward Borins learned how to buy and sell high quality remainders at low prices while managing David Mirvish Books during the 1970s. Borins and his wife Eva established their own store at 356 Queen Street West in 1979, which eventually grew into a small chain. As NOW noted in a March 1989 profile, the original location “opened just at the time when the area was being revitalized by a new wave of artists and businesses.”

The chain fought a lengthy battle with the provincial government over Sunday shopping laws that led to around 300 charges. Edwards ran into troubles with its suppliers that played a role into the chain’s demise in 1997 and, thanks to tighter credit limits publishers had imposed in the aftermath, negatively affected other local booksellers. The Borinses moved to Santa Fe and ran Garcia Street Books for a decade before selling it last year.

Advertisement, the Globe and Mail, October 31, 1987.

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