Mississauga is home to a handful of good bookstores, but considering the size of the city, there really isn’t enough. Thankfully, one more has just arrived to boost the numbers and provide another quality reading source to locals.
Independent store, The Book Wardrobe recently opened its doors in Streetsville. The shop opened on the second floor of the Robinson-Bray House on Queen Street, making it Mississauga’s only independent book store!
The store was opened by Mississauga local, Carmela Vedar, who hopes that “…The Book Wardrobe will spearhead the comeback of the traditional brick and mortar bookshop here in Mississauga”, as per Insauga.com.
Vedar opened the little store in the hopes of attracting avid readers and newcomers alike. She, like many, has marvelled at the lack of independent bookstores in the city, especially compared to Toronto itself, which boats over 20! Thankfully, Vedar didn’t just pine, she actually did something about it and now we have The Book Wardrobe.
The store is growing but already offers books across fiction, non-fiction, children’s, young-adults, cookbooks, poetry, travel, and many more. If you haven’t already, we highly recommend a quick trip to The Book Wardrobe, to support not only local businesses but the physical book trade.