Sad news out of Toronto today. After 30 years, Pages book store is closing its doors.
It definitely doesn't come as a surprise, but regardless, it's sad. I've been to a number of events held by Pages (This is Not a Reading Series), so it's sad to see this store become another statistic of an independent bookstore unable to compete against the Indiblows of the world.
This might be a good thread to discuss independent bookstores in general. Among my favourites are Octopus Books (Ottawa) and Bryan Prince Bookseller (Hamilton).