Port Hope Furby House named one of Canada’s Top 10 Bookstores
CBC.ca recently held a contest asking Canadians, “What’s your favourite independent bookstore?”
excerpt from CBC.ca
On August 11, 2011 5:16 PM
Earlier this month, we began a quest to find the 10 most beloved bookstores in Canada. We turned to you, dear book lovers and book buyers, for help. Hundreds of nominations came in for dozens of stores from coast to coast to coast. It was inspiring to see this outpouring of support, especially during a time when the independent bookstore is struggling to survive.
We have to say that every bookstore in this country is a winner. These nominations made it clear that bookstores are a vital and vibrant part of communities across the country.
Furby House Books has been open only since the mid-1990s, but it has a rich literary history. Alice Munro’s daughter Jenny was once the manager of this store in vibrant Port Hope, Ontario, and authors Farley Mowat and Jane Urquhart are regular customers.
Commenters like NHooper understand why:
“My vote is for the Furby House in Port Hope, Ontario. The beautiful exterior draws you in, the most engaging staff welcomes you and the interior is a book lovers dream — even the children’s section is delightful. Furby House is such a pleasure to shop, browse and enjoy. I was delighted to purchase a book there a few weeks ago that was signed by the author. Furby House is what every bookstore should be!”
Next time you are in Port Hope, step into the unique Furby House and be inspried!
Furby House Books is located at 65 Walton Street in Port Hope. The store hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
The Northumberland News published an article on this story: Port Hope Bookstore among most beloved, Septeber 1, 2011