I worked with a lot of people who'd been at the store for 20-25 years, people who remembered when Coles owned the store, then Chapters, and finally Indigo. For them, the glory days were long ago, hence the title of my video, The Decline and Fall of the World's Biggest Bookstore.
This, then, is my tribute to the WBB. The video begins a year ago - when we first got inklings that the store's lease might not be renewed, showing normal levels of stock and our variety of sections - and continuing through to the store's close and beyond. Note, some sections got better coverage than others as I hadn't planned on making this video when I did the 'before' shots. Also below is a slide show of some of the SFF events and endcaps the store hosted, for those not lucky enough to visit the store and see them in person.
Oh, and my apologies for the last few photos in the video which were, unfortunately, overexposed.
RIP WBB, you will be missed.
The Decline and Fall of the World's Biggest Bookstore from Jessica Strider on Vimeo.
The song playing is "The Ghosts of Bate Island", Written & Performed by: Derek R. Audette.