Dear Concordia Students,
I am writing this letter to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you, on behalf of all of us (past and present) at the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore. Whether you’ve been a part-time student for more years than you’d like to remember, or are starting fresh this academic year, the Co-op Bookstore wants to thank you for having it be a part of your community since 2002.
On this past Oct. 2, the Co-op Bookstore marked its eighth anniversary – from humble beginnings in a concrete basement below Reggie’s Pub, with a few tables and chairs, to our present cozy location on Bishop Street. The entire journey was not only for the student population, but was also made possible by the dedication and hard work of students, volunteers, faculty members and our staff, board of directors and membership.
I am therefore hoping that whether you’ve been using our services, hanging out in our space or are just now finding out about our existence, that you will join us in our month-long celebrations!
Join us Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., as the Co-op hosts JP King, author of We Will Be Fish, as part of our new Local Legends Reading Series. The series continues on Friday Oct. 29 with Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Daniel Allen Cox, reading from his new novel, Krakow Melt and the crew from Lickety Split Smut Zine on Wednesday Nov. 3.
And don’t be shy! Come join us at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. &- CI Annex, 2149 Mackay St.
Again, from all of us at the Co-op Bookstore &- thank you for these past eight years, and here’s to many more (cheesy, I know, but you know…).
Larissa Dutil (aka Larissa LitPimp)
Co-op Bookstore programming & outreach co-co-ordinator