The onslaught of new

À l’assaut des nouveautés

Despite the presence of a pandemic and a COVID-19 particularly tough, The plague by Albert Camus has been one of the best sellers from the bookstore The Harlequin in the Laurentians.

À l’assaut des nouveautés

Christian Huron
Bookseller

The famous novel by the French writer tells the story, in the form of chronicles, the daily life of the inhabitants of a city hit by an epidemic.

A work written in 1947, which has seen an increase in popularity, everywhere on the planet, in the last few months.

“People have also made a return to the classics and what I had in store. The people are then garrochés on the news, when they began to arrive in the store. People want to read something funny and out of the ordinary, ” said Christian Huron, owner of the bookstore The Harlequin Saint-Sauveur.

Life is a novel of Guillaume Musso and The riddle of the chamber 622 of Joël Dicker have been new developments in high demand.

The rest

Settled in Quebec since 1992, this ex-construction worker, a native of Lille, in the north of France, has refocused his career in the field of the book arriving in la Belle Province.

He has worked at the Librairie Alire in Longueuil, at the Salon du Livre de Montréal and also in the field of publishing. He opened the bookstore, The Harlequin, located on the rue Lafleur Sud, Saint-Sauveur, December 9, 2015. A trade who knows, since then, a beautiful progression.

The bookseller Harlequin has closed its doors both physically and virtually for two weeks, before its reopening on 5 may, due to a computer problem preventing the command-line commands to enter.

“We lost a few orders, but not that much,” said the owner, during a telephone interview.

Christian Huron has taken advantage of these two weeks of closure for sleep.

“This is a joke, but it is true. It allowed me to rest “, he dropped it, laughing.

The bookshop Harlequin has re-opened its doors with the establishment of sanitary measures. There are masks, gloves, direction arrows were installed on the floor and three customers, who may find themselves in the same time in the trade is visible from the Main street. Four employees are stationed.

Local purchasing

Christian Huron confess that this period of uncertainty has not been too difficult to live.

“Online sales through the site leslibraires.ca have been many until the bookstores of Montreal opened the doors of their shops again. We also received a lot of orders by phone and by e-mail. It’s going very well, ” he mentioned.

Purchasing from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Longueuil, Quebec, the Gaspé peninsula and much of the South Shore of Montreal.

Christian Huron has found that people are connected on the local purchase since the beginning of the pandemic.

“And this, it is to my advantage “, he dropped.

The suggestions of Christian

The plague

Albert Camus

1947

New

Stefan Sweig

2019

Your death to me

David Goudreault

2019

The handmaid’s tale

Margaret Atwood

1985

All the love stories have been told unless a

Tonino Benacquista

2020

► You can purchase books in the booksellers independent through the site leslibraires.ca.

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