General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories
R. B. (Rae) Fleming, author
Filled to the brim with groceries and clothing, these stores had so much more to offer. They were the centre of the community, where people told stories, shared news and advice – even borrowed money. In the book, Rae Fleming explores our relationship with the general store – once an institution at the heart of every Canadian town. The book explores the eclectic architecture of general stores and it ponders their history from the barter of butter and eggs to the occasional murder.