April 2015

There was a plaintive email from Lesley Fletcher, our intrepid social media coordinator. "I’m drowning in all this success! I’m grumpy AND I’m happy!" She’s been trying to keep up with all the Authors for Indies traffic so that she can retweet, reply, and curate the posts. Her next email was positively giddy.
Apr 30, 2015
Sam Fraenkel and Caitlin Jesson from Book Warehouse Broadway in Vancouver answer questions about how they manage to recommend just the right book to customers.
Apr 29, 2015
It’s been fifteen years since I moved from Chicago, Illinois to Scots Bay, Nova Scotia–uprooting myself from a city of six million to settle in a small hamlet on the Bay of Fundy, population one hundred and fifty. The physical journey didn’t take all that long, just four days in total.
Apr 26, 2015
Thank you to Tracey Turriff, SVP and of Corporate Communications at Penguin Random House Canada for supporting Authors for Indies with this half-page ad in today's Globe and Mail. You've made our day!
Apr 25, 2015
Kelly Beers of The Avid Reader talks frankly about the delights and challenges of being a bookseller in today’s economy. Every single bookseller I know does the job for love and it’s not easy.
Apr 22, 2015
For those of us who grew up in southeast Vancouver, the local bookseller was the corner drugstore. You entered the front door of MacKenzie Drugs at 49th and Knight and had to edge past the pharmacy ...
Apr 19, 2015
It’s obvious that Dale Rutherford thinks of her bookstore as a fairy tale come true, but we all know bookselling is not an easy business. It’s been hard work turning a story of unemployment into a tale of success.
Apr 15, 2015
It’s all about that buzz! In order to really make the day a success, we need to to bring as many people as possible into our indie bookstores and the first step is to make sure everyone knows about it!
Apr 13, 2015
Here are 5 reasons why I love independent bookstores:1) They helped me figure myself out.I wandered into The Women’s Book Stop in Hamilton in 1988, a straight eighteen year-old. I didn’t understand it at the time, but I reflexively bee-lined for the lesbian section
Apr 12, 2015
An interview with Phyllis Simon, founder of Kidsbooks in Vancouver. Talk about a store that knows its customers! What made you decide to open a bookstore and in this particular location?
Apr 08, 2015