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Foundation Opens Temporary, Pop-Up Store in Ottawa

If you're a wholesale dealer wondering why your ITPEs of Agents of Babylon are on backorder, they're all in Ottawa.

If you’re a wholesale account of FDI wondering why your ITPEs of Agents of Babylon are on backorder, they’re all in Ottawa.

On November 7th, Inspirational Value Centre opened in the former Salem Storehouse location in Ottawa (Merivale Road near Meadowlands Dr.) The store is believed to be a venture of wholesale distributor Foundation Distributing of Orono, Ontario but may involve other partners.

Many Ottawans learned of the new store when the former Salem Facebook page was reactivated after being dormant since mid-February. Originally, word leaked out that this was a Christmas venture, but now we’re learning the store may stay until Easter. We were unable to find any online local media from Ottawa announcing the new venture.

Inspirational is not a full-service store however; there is no inventory control and there are no special orders. This is the “Stack ’em High” philosophy of retail in practice.

The Facebook page includes links to the Christmas catalogue (which would include merchandise from David C. Cook and HarperCollins) store pictures and sale announcements; along with a daily reading from Our Daily Bread.

 

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  1. Jaret
    December 2, 2015 at 1:22 am

    It’s great to see Foundation join Salem’s former ownership in opening a temporary Ottawa store. Last year Foundation took the same approach in Windsor after the closure of Cameron’s and it helped inspire a new Christian store to open in that town (I couldn’t resist the wording).

    It would be great is something similar happened in Ottawa, but at the very least they’re helping maintain an interest in physical books, and bookstores, in a city that’s currently under-served.

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