I found a site asking Starbucks to add reading clubs/ books to their coffee shops. I think this is backwards. The book sellers need to bring in coffee, not the other way around. Coffee shops don’t have enough seating to really want a group of people hanging around and taking up space.
Smarter for a retail book seller to provide the coffee, books and space. Why don’t they evolve a room for public events? Make it cosy and enclose it (with glass doors to keep out sound but leave everyone a view). The store could promote the local book clubs. Offer members a discount on whatever the upcoming book is (and make sure they have it in stock ahead of time too).
The big chain book stores here (in Ontario) do have a coffee shop attached to them, a Starbucks. But, they don’t go the extra step of giving it a local group appeal. There isn’t enough seating and people are discouraged about shopping between the stores, due to theft, vandalism and accidents.
What do you think?
Canadian resources/ organizations which send books (fiction and non-fiction in good condition, no hardcovers) to prisons/ inmates in Canada.
- Book Clubs for Inmates - Across Canada, from BC to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
- Books 2 Prisoners - Vancouver, BC.
- Greater Edmonton Library Association Prison Project.
- Manitoba Library Association - Prison Libraries Committee.
- Books to Prisoners - Ottawa, Ontario.
- Open Door Books - Montreal, Quebec.
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