Chapters Inc. was formed following the merger of Coles and SmithBooks, then Canada's two largest bookstore chains. In 1994, Canadian General Capital and Pathfinder Capital purchased SmithBooks from Federal Industries, and later that year acquired Coles from Southam Inc. The strategy was to build a strong base company and use its financial strength to invest in the development of large format book superstores.
In April 1995, the merger of SmithBooks and Coles was finalized, and in November 1995, the new company, Chapters Inc. opened its first two book superstores and from there grew to become the largest book retailer in Canada, operating bookstores in all provinces, under the names Chapters, Coles, SmithBooks, and World's Biggest Bookstore. [ Source: www.chapters.indigo.ca ]
Indigo Books & Music Inc. operates www.chapters.indigo.ca, a leading Canadian destination for online shoppers seeking books, videos and DVDs. Committed to providing a convenient and hassle-free e-commerce experience, chapters.indigo.ca offers a secure shopping environment, easy-to-use search tools and industry leading customer service.
In September 1999, Chapters Online became a publicly traded company, separate from Chapters Inc. Chapters Inc. (TSE:CHP), (now Indigo Books & Music Inc.) retains a majority ownership stake in Chapters Online and together the companies operate e-commerce kiosks at all Chapters stores across Canada. [ Source: www.chapters.indigo.ca ]
Besides buying new or used books at Chapters Canada, you can also find an enormous selection of DVD's and music CD's. You'll find both hard to find DVD's and music CD's as well as top-sellers such as August and Everything After (Counting Crows), Dvorák Symphony No. 9, Tremulant (Mars Volta), King of the Delta Blues (Robert Johnson) and many, many more! Not all online bookstores are the same ~ come to Chapters Canada and experience the difference.
The Chapters Canada Online Store is well known for it's quality products and extensive product range:
- Chapters Canada Department Store has one of the widest assortments of merchandise of any Canadian store
- Chapters Canada Online Store has an outstanding selection of famous brands and publisher's special offers
- At Chapters Canada Online Bookstore, as at the mall, you'll find a strong commitment to great values throughout
- The Chapters Canada team has an equally strong commitment to making shopping fun - and also very affordable!
- At Chapters Canada Website, as in any Chapters Canada stores, you'll find dedication to quality service that is so often lacking in many stores and a deep commitment to the communities in which it has stores
The Chapters Canada vision for Chapters Canada Online
mirrors the unique experience you will find at any traditional Chapters Canada store; a wide assortment of Chapters Canada books and music, famous brands and an ever-changing range of luxury gifts and jewellery, great values that save Chapters Canada shoppers time and money, fabulous service - all delivered in a way so as to make online Chapters Canada shopping fun!
Chapters Canada Official Website: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca
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