Arts & Entertainment
1 min

Then there were four

AFTER STONEWALL
Opened: 1990
Location: 370 Bank St, Ottawa
Hours open per week: 52
Store size: 700 square feet
Number of books: 5,000 titles
Number of staff: 4
Number of paid staff: 0
Average sales per day: 8
Average sales from web: 0% of total business
Average age of customer: 50+
Online: personal Facebook page

GLAD DAY

Opened: 1970
Location: 598A Yonge St, Toronto
Hours open per week: 60.5
Store size: 1,200 square feet
Number of books: 8,000 titles
Number of staff: 2
Number of paid staff: 1
Average sales per day: 8
Average sales from web: 5% of total business
Average age of customer: 40?45
Online: website (no shopping), Abe Books (shopping), Twitter, Facebook

GOOD FOR HER
Opened: 1997
Location: 175 Harbord St, Toronto
Hours open per week: 48, + 5 for women & trans customers only
Total staff: 6
Number of paid staff: 6
Store size: 500 square feet
Number of books: 170 titles
Average sales per day: 30
Average sales from web: 20% of total business
Average age of customer: early 20s to 50s
Online: website (with shopping), Twitter, Facebook

LITTLE SISTER’S
Opened: 1983
Location: 1238 Davie St, Vancouver
Hours open per week: 91
Total staff: 11
Number of paid staff: 11
Store size: 3,000 square feet
Number of books: 3,700 total
Average sales per day: 60 
Average sales from web: 10?15% of total business
Average age of customer: teenagers to seniors
Online: website (with shopping), dedicated sex-toy website (with shopping), Twitter, Facebook, YouTube