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Update on Magazines Canada’s Retail Distribution Service

Chapters and Indigo stores have started reopening. Shipments that included Magazines Canada titles have been sent to the first of the opening stores via Disticor the past two weeks. The Chapters/Indigo stores will continue to reopen in waves, according to provincial guidelines, over the next few weeks, we are told.

Magazines Canada Distribution sent shipments to about forty stores during the week of June 8. Twenty different titles went to about the same list of stores receiving the previous shipments during the week of May 25. Still waiting on big stores in Ontario in particular to reopen at this time.

A full list of the open stores we sent magazines to this week is included in this update, below.

If you are planning to send a new issue for distribution, please contact Chris Chambers in advance to figure out draw numbers. With some big stores still closed and shopping entering a new frontier, we are still asking most publishers to adjust their draws accordingly.

The Magazines Canada warehouse (Tilwood) has been open the whole pandemic to receive distribution copies: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (ET). If you usually send copies to the Disticor warehouse as well, we ask you to redirect them all to Tilwood at this time.

Stay tuned for another distribution update later in June. In the meantime, please connect with me with your distribution-related questions: cchambers@magazinescanada.ca.

Chris Chambers
Retail Accounts Manager
Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada retailers that are open as of June 11, 2020:

  • Al’s News, Grande Prairie AB
  • Armchair Books, Whistler BC
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
  • Atlantic News, Halifax NS
  • Bill’s News & Confectionary, Dawson Creek BC
  • Bolen Books, Victoria BC
  • Books & Company, Prince George BC
  • Christopher’s Smoke Shop, St. Catharines ON
  • Club Cigar, Lethbridge AB
  • Daily Globe News, Calgary AB
  • Dominion News & Gifts, Winnipeg MB
  • Glebe Smoke Shop, Ottawa ON
  • Inglewood Art Supplies, Calgary AB
  • International News – Front Street, Toronto ON
  • Ivy’s Bookshop, Victoria BC
  • Latitude 53 Society of Artists, Edmonton AB
  • Luke’s Drug Mart, Calgary AB
  • Mac’s Fireweed Books, Whitehorse YK
  • Magazines Lecto, Quebec City QC
  • Markdale Pharmacy, Markdale ON
  • McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon SK
  • McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg MB
  • McNews, North Vancouver BC
  • Misty River Books, Terrace BC
  • Munro’s Bookstore Ltd, Victoria BC
  • Novel Idea, Kingston ON
  • Pages Book Emporium, Cranbrook BC
  • Presse Internationale – Bloor West, Toronto ON
  • Presse Internationale – Queen East, Toronto ON
  • Roltek International Ltd, Toronto ON
  • Salt Spring Books, Salt Spring Island BC
  • Sculpture Supply Canada, Toronto ON
  • Shelf Life Books, Calgary AB
  • Smokers Corner, Pickering ON
  • Spartacus Books, Vancouver BC
  • Tabagie du Boulevard, Trois-Rivieres QC
  • Tanner’s Books, Sidney BC
  • The Gifted Type, Ottawa ON
  • Turning the Tide, Saskatoon SK
  • Words Worth Books, Waterloo ON

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