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Argo Bookshop for Sale

Argo Bookshop owner Christopher Clarke hopes to sell his Montreal-based business.

According to the store’s blog, Clarke plans to leave bookselling to become a minister. Here’s more from the announcement: “The good news is that the store is for sale and you have an opportunity to become part of the tradition.  Argo is as profitable as ever and as easy and pleasurable a job as any book-lover could ever hope for.”

The  bookstore was founded in 1966 by librarian John George. He ran the shop until illness forced him out in January 2006. After that two loyal employees,  John Wyse and Jim McPhail, operated the establishment until Clarke took over in 2009.

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Mark Your Calendars for Harry Potter 7: July 21

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J.K.Rowling, the final installment in the Harry Potter series, will be published around the world in the English language on Saturday, July 21st 2007, Bloomsbury has announced. Scholastic will publish on the same date in the US, as will Raincoast Books in Canada. Bloomsbury will be publishing their children’s hardback edition (ISBN 978 0 7475 9105 4), an adult hardback edition (ISBN 978 0 7475 9106 1), as well as a special gift edition and, jointly with HNP, the audio book, read by Stephen Fry and released simultaneously for the first time. The standard hardbacks have a Recommended Retail Price of £17.99. Sale of the book in all time zones is embargoed until 00:01 BST (British Summer Time) on Saturday 21st July 2007. (So much for our January ’08 predictions…)

And of course, you know what this means for the publishing industry: LOTS OF BOOK SALES. No doubt everybody’s going to be doing some serious street-dancing today….