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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Support Toronto Women's Bookstore in their hour of need

In a recent Torontoist.com article, Suzannah Showler reports that the Toronto Women's Bookstore is on the brink, needing $40,000 in order to stay open for the next three months.

For anyone doing some last minute holiday shopping, please consider getting over to Harbord Street and showing your support, after all...

'If the store closes, it will be a loss of something more than just purveyor of books. "We’re not just a bookstore," Bourgeois says, "Our mandate has always been to fight oppression. Bookselling is what allows us to stay alive as a non-profit organization, but it’s just one part of what we do. We hold events of all kinds: book launches, workshops, readings. We have a great relationship with the academic community, and we also partner with other organizations doing meaningful frontline work with some with of the most disadvantaged members of this city. We’ll be losing a member of a thriving community if the Toronto Women’s Bookstore closes."'

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