Thank you for continuing to support us and to be such a vibrant, creative, committed community as we continue to all do our part to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Having kept careful watch of infection rates over the past weeks, we are happy to say that we currently consider it safe enough to allow customers in the premises again, with the same precautions we had in place in the fall. We therefore welcome you to drop by and enjoy a good browse at your convenience. Please note that we are only allowing customers in the store one at a time, and that masks are mandatory. We have hand sanitizer at the front and encourage you to use it; on our end, we sanitize surfaces regularly and have a plastic screen in place. We also remain more than happy to accomodate you for contactless curbside pickup and for delivery, if these options suit you better.
We still invite you to keep browsing our constantly-updated online catalogue and avail yourselves of our 5$ local delivery (fee waived for orders over 100$). We also have not flagged in our event schedule, bringing you virtual events every Thursday night online, which has allowed us to open them up to guests and attendees from all over the world. We've been hosting an exciting variety of book clubs, poetry nights, author visits, and more; if you want to join in, check the events page on our website, sign up to our mailing list (check the "contact us" page!), or keep an eye on our social media.
And finally, let us thank you once again for all the support you've shown us over the past months. This is a strange and unpredictable time to be an independent bookstore, and between ordering books online, joining events, and telling friends about us, you've all turned up for the Argo in a big way. We can't thank you enough.
- Your staff at the Argo
Winter Japan Book Club
Thursday February 25 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Looking for a beautiful and emotional read as the cold weather stretches on in Montreal? The Argo Bookshop, in conjunction with the JET Alumni Association of Quebec and Atlantic Canada, will be hosting its winter Japan Book Club on February 25.
For this meeting, we'll be discussing Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Kawaguchi Toshikazu. This story focuses on a café located in the backstreets of Tokyo, with a long history of brewing coffee spanning over a century. But there's more than caffeine available here - you also have a chance to travel back in time. There's a catch, though. You can only go back for as long as the coffee is still warm. Over one summer, four different customers take the trip. Sweet, wistful, and mysterious, this book is a perfect winter read.
Join us online via Zoom for a lively discussion of a heartwarming and quirky piece of Japanese literature! Email us at events @ argobookshop.ca for the link. You can read the book in any language. You're also welcome to come if you haven't read the book, but there will be spoilers.
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