Argo Bookshop is among the oldest retail bookstores in the city. We’re proud to bring new choice books to the city of Montreal, from Jeanette Winterson and Fernando Pessoa to James Joyce and Thomas Bernhard. Citizens tend to agree when they take the time to browse our shelves, noting that despite the store’s size, it is well-packed with quality. We specialize in literature, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, religion, environmentalism, children’s literature, science and a broad selection of historical topics. See our history section for more regarding the story of the shop.
Currently, the store is owned by Meaghan Acosta, Jesse Eckerlin & J.P. Karwacki, who took over on November 1, 2011. These three delinquents can often be found at the store drinking coffee, talking about books and music, and working away in the back office. They bought the store for its quality and a love of books. The store now acts as a means to the end of continuing the practice of supporting and promoting literary culture through the sale of books and literary performance events.
Gap Boo Ahn & John Eric Bennett are our shop aides who have graciously opted to help at the store, donating their time, jovial personalities and book savvy in order to serve the community.
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