In honor of our 5th anniversary, and the off-site big events we have been hosting this Fall in honour of the occasion –David Byrne & Win Butler, Jian Ghomeshi, Jonathan Goldstein, Chris Kraus, Rawi Hage and this Sunday's triple header of Charles Burns, Adrian Tomine and Chris Ware, Ian McGillis pen the store, the books and the staff a mindblowing since and adoring tribute in the Gazette. Does that sound over the top? Check it:
"For me the store is an institution, a local one but of international repute,” says Montreal writer and broadcaster Jonathan Goldstein. “I think of it in the same vein as Schwartz’s, you know? The kind of place I tell visitors in town that they have to check out. It’s like our own City Lights, a gem of a bookstore backed up by a history of publishing iconic writers and artists.”
That's enough to keep us on the D+Q misty-eyed for days. It's our birthday, but we wouldn't be able to have the store without Mile End, the wonderful and supportive neighborhood we call home and where the company was founded 23 years ago. A community that was so happy to have an independent bookstore and to support, we couldn't have done it with you! We have the BEST clientele!