Jillian Tamaki


Dec 22nd, 2008

I was pretty sad to hear about Pages bookstore in Toronto potentially going under. Pages helped us launch Skim earlier this year and has a mandate to support and promote local authors.

I remember spending hours in Calgary’s small independent bookstores when I was a teenager… now it seems like the city is nearly devoid of those kinds of shops. Maybe it’s not a huge deal in the long run (one CAN get books cheaper on Amazon, and I sometimes do). But while browsing in St. Mark’s Books yesterday, I was reminded what a small pleasure perusing real, physical books are.

So if you’re in Toronto and you love books AND you have some last-minute shopping to do, perhaps stop by your local bookstore?