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Fairness and justice for all

Another Story bookshop owner Sheila Koffman championed the disenfranchised and changed lives along the way



WHEN SHEILA KOFFMAN opened Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop 30 years ago, publishing and selling books about social justice by and about culturally diverse and disenfranchised figures – in particular for young readers – was considered a fringe business. But that didn’t stop Koffman, who died of cancer on Sept. 15 at the age of 72, from pursuing her dream. She would return pop bottles for gas money so she could take the store on the road, setting up book tables at union meetings and labour conferences, where she knew she’d find her audiences.

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