For those of you who are upset at your local indie bookstores for not charging American prices, please read this blog: http://vonandmoggy.livejournal.com/tag/i+love+books
Try to remember that we aren’t American. We are a tenth of the market, we have expensive social programs to pay for, higher wages and better benefits packages. All that will come out of the demands of “American pricing” is a drive to manufacture books out of country (thus taking away Canadian jobs) and lower wages with fewer benefits. This will lead to less money in consumers’ pockets, and regardless what your position is in this economy you need to sell something to someone.
Stop listening to the media as they shoddily report on the economy – apparently it’s a subject they know little about. Start doing some research and find out why things are more expensive in Canada – it has little to do with the strength of our dollar.