Update on Magazines Canada’s Retail Distribution Service

Since our last update in late June (sending shipments to “well over 40 stores“), Magazines Canada Distribution has sent shipments at the rate of two per month (July and August) and stores continue to reopen. We now have 60 stores back with us, including a couple new accounts. All 88 Chapters and Indigo stores from coast to coast and Multi Mags stores in and around Montreal have been open since June. And, for those wondering from our last update: yes, all four of Toronto’s Book City locations have returned, with slightly more modest draws for the restart.

Shipments went out this week with 19 magazines. A full list of stores to which magazines were sent is included, below.

We are still requesting that publishers get in touch when you are planning to send a new issue for distribution—please contact Chris Chambers in advance to figure out draw numbers. In most cases, draw numbers are close to pre-pandemic levels, but we are not quite back yet.

The Magazines Canada warehouse (Tilwood) is open to receive distribution copies as always: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (ET). The Disticor warehouse is running smoothly as well now.

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

Chris Chambers
Retail Accounts Manager
Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada retailers that are open as of September 3, 2020:

  • Al’s News, Grande Prairie AB
  • Armchair Books, Whistler BC
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
  • Atlantic News, Halifax NS
  • Bayview Market, Rondeau ON
  • Bill’s News & Confectionary, Dawson Creek BC
  • Bolen Books, Victoria BC
  • Book City – Danforth, Toronto ON
  • Book City – Queen, Toronto ON
  • Book City – St. Clair, Toronto ON
  • Book City in the Village, Toronto ON
  • Books & Company, Picton ON
  • Books & Company, Prince George BC
  • Christopher’s Smoke Shop, St. Catharines ON
  • Club Cigar, Lethbridge AB
  • Comerford’s Smoke Shop, Ottawa ON
  • 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
  • Island Treasures, Corner Brook NL
  • Ivy’s Bookshop, Victoria BC
  • Latitude 53 Society of Artists, Edmonton AB
  • Le Signet & Wizard Art Shoppe, Hawkesbury ON
  • Luke’s Drug Mart, Calgary AB
  • Mac’s Fireweed Books, Whitehorse YK
  • MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK
  • Magazines Lecto, Quebec City QC
  • Manticore Books, Orillia ON
  • 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
  • Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal QC
  • Novel Idea, Kingston ON
  • Otter Books, Nelson BC
  • Page & Panel, Toronto ON
  • Pages Book Emporium, Cranbrook BC
  • Presse Internationale – Bloor West, Toronto ON
  • Presse Internationale – Queen East, Toronto ON
  • Remenyi House of Music, Toronto ON
  • Roltek International, Toronto ON
  • Salt Spring Books, Salt Spring Island BC
  • Shelf Life Books, Calgary AB
  • Smokers Corner, Pickering ON
  • Soop Soop, Toronto ON
  • Spartacus Books, Vancouver BC
  • Subtext, Victoria BC
  • Tabagie du Boulevard, Trois-Rivieres QC
  • Tanner’s Books, Sidney BC
  • The Gifted Type, Ottawa ON
  • The Inside Story, Greenwood NS
  • Turning the Tide, Saskatoon SK
  • Type Books, Toronto ON
  • Vancouver Art Gallery Shop, Vancouver BC
  • Vancouver Island University Bookstore, Nanaimo BC
  • Words Worth Books, Waterloo ON


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