Friday 19 January 2007

Tomorrow last day for Annex Books.

Dear friends,

For the last 24 years, Annex Books, located at 1083 Bathurst Street (just south of Dupont) has been a bastion of all manner of literary treasures and a much-cherished part of the Canadian literary landscape.

Sadly, tomorrow (Saturday, January 20, 2007) is the last day Annex Books will open its doors. Due to a volatile marketplace, proprietor Janet Inksetter is forced to close her beloved landmark bookshop, and this city, indeed, this country, will all the poorer for it.

At the helm of Annex Books, Janet has been a friend to writers, readers, collectors, and librarians – book lovers of every stripe – for decades. I know you’ve been saying to yourself, “I really must drop by Annex Books one of these days.” Well, tomorrow is your last chance. Janet is having a huge sale. Prices will be greatly reduced. That rare item you’ve had your eye on might finally be affordable. That old classic you’ve been meaning to read will be waiting for you on the shelf.

If you can, please come and browse, and maybe buy a book or two. And if you've been a friend of Janet's, come and give her your good wishes. I'll be there tomorrow, as well, working alongside Janet, as I did for many years not long ago. I hope to see a few familiar faces while I'm there.

Please pass this message along to anyone who might want to know about this important day.

All best,
Paul Vermeersch

PS. The store will be open from 10am to 6pm.

See my previous post about Janet and Annex Books.

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