To the Argo community:
First, let us express our immense gratitude for your kindness and generosity over the past weeks. This is a scary time to be an independent bookstore, and you have come together to support us in a monumental way. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
As you may know, Montreal businesses with street access are being permitted to reopen starting today.
After careful consideration, though, we have decided not to do so at this time.
Although we have been assiduously following safety measures, we don't feel that the overall situation is reliably safe enough to ask our employees to commute and to work with customers, or to ensure that customers have access to a safe shopping environment.
We remain, as always, available for curbside pickup, shipping, and delivery across the city! We're happy to take your orders by phone or through our online store here.
We also are still offering events online every week - book clubs, virtual author visits, and more! Check our the events page on our website or keep an eye on our social media for updates.
We will continue to watch the progression of the COVID-19 situation in Montreal and will open again when we feel things have stabilized enough to do so safely. We miss all of you and look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care, stay healthy, we love you.
- Your staff at the Argo