Here's some good news bucking the trend of GLBTQ independent bookstores shutting down... Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, Canada, is being purchased by "a group of local buyers from the community" and will stay open!
The group of about 20 includes a High School teacher, former employees, and even one investor who's 23 years old!
Michael Erickson, the high school teacher who spearheaded the purchase, said,
“We’ve got some exciting changes and expansions…that we hope will bring back the golden days of the bookstore as a hub of culture and creativity for the LGBTQ community.”
Here's hoping this is a Phoenix moment for independent bookstores - especially queer and feminist bookstores that offer so much more than just a place to buy a book.
And that's good news.
If you want to know more about the store, Glad Day's website is here.