Collected Works Bookstore in Ottawa was born the same year as my youngest son -- I went into labour there. True story. The store was the first baby of my dear friends, Craig Poile and Christopher Smith. I was stunned by their resourcefulness and bravery. Entrepreneurs!
Fifteen years later it is as though it has always been there. It is part of the neighbourhood. People come for coffee, authors read, kids come for story-time. It lives!
This Saturday, June 16th, people will be gathering in bookstores accross North America for Save the Bookstores Day! to show their love for neighbourhood bricks and mortar bookstores. I will be at Collected Works with a dozen other local authors, reading, signing and shopping.
Come see us and buy books!