Toronto’s Anglican Book Centre to close

Posted by Kendall Harmon

It is with sadness that the Anglican Church of Canada and Augsburg Fortress Canada announce that the Anglican Book Centre at 80 Hayden Street will close on Jan. 18, 2013. Canadian Anglicans will still be able to order resources online and by phone through Augsburg Fortress Canada.

"Religious book and gift stores across Canada have faced significant challenges resulting in the closure of over 120 stores in the past 10 years," said Andy Seal, Director of Augsburg Fortress Canada/Anglican Book Centre.

"Sales at our Hayden St. store have decreased each year since 2009. By 2011 Toronto sales were 28% below the break-even level. In spite of hard work and innovation, the trend has continued in 2012."

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Posted October 26, 2012 at 8:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. clarin wrote:

To be followed by Toronto’s Anglican church.

October 26, 12:47 pm | [comment link]
2. Ian+ wrote:

I used to hate walking into that store when I was in seminary. The displays were very agenda-heavy.

October 26, 6:40 pm | [comment link]
3. MichaelA wrote:

It does seem symptomatic of a process that has been going on in the Anglican Church of Canada for some time.

October 28, 3:13 am | [comment link]
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