Third Generation Bookseller BLACK BOND BOOKS Celebrates 50 Years!

BLACK BOND BOOKS, Canada's largest Independent Bookselling group is thrilled to be celebrating their Golden Anniversary this October. It is an exciting time for the Lower Mainland based retailer!

VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - BLACK BOND BOOKS is a true family affair, founded in Brandon, Manitoba in 1963, by Madeline Neill, now retired. With her move to BC in 1972, she generated many opportunities, and with the help of her children, Cathy, Vicky and Michael the company grew to 10 locations over the years. Vicky and Michael have since moved on to their own endeavors, yet the company still remains a family affair. With Madeline's daughter Cathy Jesson as President, granddaughter, and third generation bookseller Caitlin Jesson managing the Vancouver location, and Mel Jesson, business partner, keeps the financials in order.

The purchase last year of the 33 year old Book Warehouse flagship store in Vancouver cemented the chain's commitment to being a true neighbourhood bookseller, with stores now located from Mission to Lynn Valley. BLACK BOND BOOKS has over 100 passionate booksellers on staff, many with a long history with the company. The love of books is the common thread we all share, and we are proud of our partnerships in literacy that we strive to promote and provide in the communities we live in.

We have received kind words from literary icons Margaret Atwood, Farley Mowat, and Diana Gabaldon on our longevity and their autographing experiences at BLACK BOND BOOKS over the years. The hilarious note from Farley Mowat remembering the great rhum we provided for his visits is a treasure! We look forward to welcoming Col. Chris Hadfield for an autographing event at our Central City location on November 15th, where no doubt a few more memories will be treasured!

We remain strong in these challenging times, and look forward to new opportunities. The printed word is still strong, and rumours of the demise of the book are vastly overdone! We welcome customers old and new to come celebrate with us this October, for without you, we wouldn't still be here.

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