The Book Trade, Canadian-Style

Gary Deane shows us This Story on Heather Reisman. She owns The Chapters superstore chain, Coles, SmithBooks, Indigo\’s, both chains\’ e-commerce ventures, and a growing slice of the college bookstore business. They say she operates the closest thing to an unregulated monopoly in Canada\’s private sector; no other sizable developed country has let ownership of bookselling become so concentrated. The whole enterprise is losing money