An article in NOW Toronto by Olivia Bednar on the 10 best independent bookstores in Toronto includes A Different Booklist [see previous post How A Different Booklist Changed Toronto]. A post by Peter Jordens:
A Different Booklist
779 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 0B7, Canada
Open: Sat-Mon-Tue-Wed 10 am – 6 pm, Thu-Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sun closed
Target customer: The Culture Junkie
Specializing in African and Caribbean literature, this Bathurst cultural hub strives to create change through education. The walls are not only lined with books, but with art and photography from local Black artists. Currently in the midst of Caribana craziness, clothing racks of festival costumes and tables of decorations can be found around the store. Itah Sadu, one of the store owners, shares that there is an emphasis put on establishing community and getting youth involved and excited about celebrating cultural heritage through literature. “As an independent store, affirming yourself as a meeting place is so important,” says Sadu.
The complete, original article is available at https://nowtoronto.com/culture/books/best-independent-book-stores-toronto.
The above photo, credited to Neil Armstrong of the Angles Covered weblog, shows Itah Sadu.