Now, which is like Toronto’s Village Voice, profiles a bunch of bookstores that are offering delivery. I really wish we had something similar here in St. John’s, but we can’t seem to sustain a single independent store here. It’s shameful, really, for a place so steeped in story. Go buy some books so these guys are still around when this whole thing slows down.
While you’re cooped up at home, take a break from Netflix or doomscrolling on Twitter and support your local bookstore, many of which are offering free delivery and curbside pick-up within Toronto. Some have started virtual book clubs or selling “mystery bags”, or have staff available to recommend the best quarantine reads. Although there’s nothing quite like browsing the packed shelves of a bookstore, this is the next best option.