I love the Winnipeg Cat blog.
Call it a guilty pleasure, sort of like sneaking a chocolate bar or bucket of fried chicken while on a strict diet. Many thanks to James of Slurpees and Murder fame for bringing this about!
I generated my first submission a few minutes ago, hope it makes the cut:
This subject has always been a pet peeve of mine...
Also, just got word that McNally-Robinson is fighting bankruptcy and are, in fact, closing their Polo Park store. Truth told, I knew they were headed for trouble when they moved their store from Portage Place to Polo Park (and opening a store in an upscale Toronto mall) while in the middle of a recession, so they've essentially brought it upon themselves.
Some people will tell you to "let the market decide". Well, I'm a part of that market, and I decide that I want McNally around. To this end, I'll be heading out to pick up a few books I've been putting off buying, and urge you all to do the same.
Join the Facebook group while you're at it.
You mean, you actually followed a bookstore's bidness ?ReplyDelete
I don't get what the big fuss is all about. You want books, go to value village.
Golly gee, I'd hate to see what would happen if Kurnhill went out of bidness.
I know! The concept of consumer loyalty is a bit farfetched these days, so I can understand and forgive your confusion :PReplyDelete
I do buy the odd book from Value Village, Goodwill, and the Sally Ann. Picked up a great biography on Abu Nidal for a buck!
As for Kern-Hill, I never shopped there. Besides, it wasn't so much the store that's the Winnipeg institution here, it was Nick Hill and his iconic "Come on down!". Kern-Hill died with Nick.
I'm sorry, Number One Son, but it's the truth.
Dam E booksReplyDelete