As of 4 pm today, one of Hamilton’s most beloved book stores has officially opened its doors to the public.
Epic Books, which has been a beacon for book lovers within the Locke neighbourhood, aptly named their new second location Epic Books: The Sequel.
The new bookstore is located in a renovated storefront adjacent to the front doors of the Playhouse Cinema. The store also connects to the theatre’s lobby so that movie-goers can browse novels as they wait for the show to start, or pick up a book as they exit the theatre.
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Hamilton was treated to a preview of the space last week during a book launch of Margaret Atwood’s latest novel The Testaments. That soft opening also coincided with Epic Books’ 10 year anniversary.
The pairing of a single-screen independent movie theatre with an independent book store appears to be a perfect match — Playhouse audience members have already taken very well to the new addition.
You can check out Epic Books and Playhouse Cinema at 177 Sherman Ave N.
Lead photo courtesy of Playhouse Cinema.