Bridgewater, NS Store to Close
We were saddened to learn today that a beautiful store serving Nova Scotia’s south shore is set to close. Opened in 2008, Sarah and Matt at The Garden of Readin’ are clearing out their inventory. They wrote this note
…It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that seven years after we opened our doors, we will begin the process of amicably and honorably concluding operations, being left with no other alternatives.
Because of our passion to serve, we continued fighting for and investing in the existence of this ministry, but it wasn’t enough. In the changing times we find ourselves, the local Christian bookstore is no longer the primary place to purchase what we still consider to be life-shaping product. The dramatic shift in the industry from physical product to digital, coupled with the habit of online shopping being at an all-time high, created a detrimental situation in which we were unable to survive. We take comfort, however, in the fact that over the past seven years, our presence in the local area has been palpable and we’ve been privileged to see the positive impact we’ve made in many individual’s lives…
One look at the pictures on their website tells you that this is an impressive, well-stocked store. They certainly did everything right, but today that’s not enough to overcome market forces.
We wish Matt and Sarah the best in whatever they do next.