Even as a library, we support our local bookstore here in Carleton Place. There have been many times we’ve needed a book (or books), and Aisha at Read’s Book Shop has come through in a pinch! It’s wonderful to shop local, and this little bookstore offers up all of the usual fun—-book clubs, a dynamite coffee shop atmosphere, and even special storytimes during the summer months.
Now, the Retail Council of Canada has launched a website to help you find an independent bookstore in your area. FindaBookstore.ca allows you to pop in your address, and it will search for Canadian Independent shops only. How easy is that? Support your local retail shops.