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Collected Works Bookstore is For Sale

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Collected Works Bookstore. Photo by Ashliegh Gehl.

We were sad to read on the CBC website this morning that Collected Works Bookstore in Ottawa is going to have to shut its doors if the store's owners, Craig Poile and Christopher Smith, don't find a buyer by December 24th. Smith told the CBC, "We've seen our sales remain flat, while our occupancy costs have risen. Ultimately all of our cash reserves have been eaten up just keeping the store going."

The CBC reports that the store is for sale for $1, "but the new owner would assume all of Collected Works' liabilities."

At the bottom of the news item, the CBC asks readers how they buy their books: ebooks, local shops, big chain stores or online. The results are fairly evenly divided, but local shops rank lowest.

Read more about the story on the CBC website and in the Ottawa Citizen.

Find out more about the bookstore in the Collected Works Landmark and in the profile of Collected Works by rob mclennan.

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