Are bookstores doomed, headed the way of the video store and the Great Auk? Scan the headlines and it can seem that way. World’s Biggest Bookstore. Gone. Book City in the Annex. Gone. The Cookbook Store. Gone. Steven Temple Books. Gone.
Other much-loved independents from This Ain’t the Rosedale Library to Nicholas Hoare to The Book Mark all have disappeared from the city bookscape in recent years. Now comes the news that even the big Chapters Indigo store at John and Richmond streets will close at the end of May.