Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Canada's oldest bookstore is closing in Halifax

Canada's oldest bookstore will close its doors for good at the end of March.

The Book Room in Halifax opened for business in 1839 and survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, store president Charles Burchell said in a release.

But the retail store couldn't outlast big box bookstores, Burchell said, nor the ease of ordering books online, competition from book selling pharmacies and grocery stores or the pressure to lower prices to reflect a stronger Canadian dollar.

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