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Canadian Independent Bookshop Day

  • Submitted: 29th April 2022

Read Canada in books

This Saturday Canada celebrates Canadian Independent Bookstore Day. CIBD is the annual day when readers, writers, illustrators, publishers, and book lovers everywhere come together to celebrate indie bookstores across Canada.

Canadian Independant Bookshop Day

Books set in Canada

It’s a good idea and the ideal time to discover Canadian authors who write about life in Canada and Canadian culture. There are also some fantastic non-fiction reads.  Books about the country itself showcase the unique and wonderful countryside and scenery that only Canada has.

The most beautiful landscape however is the country’s literary scene. The BookTrail was practically born in Canada. This was the first country I visited in order to visit literary settings.

I recently discovered a rather amazing indie bookshop in Edmonton. So, I wanted to tell you a little bit about it.

Canadian Independant Bookshop Day

 The Daisy Chain Bookshop

One day a lady by the name of Brandi Morpugo asked herself a few questions:

How can I blend my love for community with my love for stories? How can I inspire others to expect something more personal from their book shopping experience?

They bought a bookshop on wheels and then an actual bookstore in Edmonton with a second one due to open soon. The Bookshop though is like something out of a movie:

Books set in Canada

Canadian Independant Bookshop Day

(C) Daisy Chain Books

People have even been married here. DREAM!!!!

There is a dedicated bookclub, held here…….

Canadian Independant Bookshop Day

(C) Daisy Chain Books

I could not be more excited. This is the bookshop of my dreams!!!! And where better to shop than on Canada’s Indie Bookshop Day!

A little more about the day itself and the man behind its artwork:

Canadian Independant Bookshop Day

The artwork for this event has been created by Kellen Hatanaka .  CIBD says that Kellen’s illustration is a bright and dynamic ode to indie bookstore shelves and the worlds contained within them.

Books set in Canada

Here’s a map of indie Bookshops in Canada put together by the Canadian Indie Booksellers Association:

So, wherever you are in the world, let’s all celebrate Canadian Indie Bookshop Day and dream of Daisy Chain Books!

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