Located at the busy intersection of Broadway and Granville, the mood is solemn at ABC Book & Comic Emporium.
The institution, which as Vancouver’s oldest used bookstore has been in operation for 65 years, was originally slated to close on November 30. However, a stay of execution meant the store was able to stay open until December 31. Now, a sign on the door indicates that the business might still be going until January 15.
Still filled with a bewildering array of comics, fiction, magazines, nonfiction, DVDs, and VHS tapes (despite months of steeply discounted prices and increased sales), ABC Book & Comic Emporium will always have a place in the hearts of local book lovers. And with the vast majority of the merchandise set at 70% off regular price, there’s plenty of reason to find new treasures and rediscover some old favourites.