Readers' Club of Canada

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Readers' Club of Canada

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The Readers' Club of Canada was launched by Peter and Carol Martin in 1959. At the time, it was the only book club in Canada to offer its members an entirely Canadian book selection. When the club got into financial difficulty in 1978, it was sold to New Leaf, the holding company that owned Saturday Night magazine. Substantial investments in promotion failed to raise the club's membership from 6000 to a target 20 000, and it was eventually closed down by Saturday Night's next owner, Norman Webster.


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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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