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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Duthie Books fonds Series
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Series is comprised of ephemera collected by Duthie Books, Ltd. Ephemera includes buttons, flyers, magnets, a patch, sticker and backstage pass for a 1995 Bryan Adams show.


Series consists of original bookmarks produced by Duthie Books. Bookmarks were designed and printed by artists and printmakers like Takao Tanabe, Chris Bergthorson, Hugh Michaelson, Reinhard Derreth and Barbarian Press, among others. The company published approximately nine million bookmarks between 1957 and 1999. A selection of bookmarks have been reproduced in “Duthie’s Bookmarks: 50 years of Bookmarks for Duthie’s Books,” published in 2008 by the Alcuin Society.

Artworks and awards

Series is comprised of framed and unframed works of art and commemorative objects and awards.

Mail orders

Series is comprised of correspondence, notes, inventories and personal mail orders for books fulfilled by Duthie Books’ warehouse. Records document Duthie's book searches, orders from individuals, and shipments of books to customers from across British Columbia and countries around the world.

Virtual bookstore venture records

Series consists of records generated from the operation of Duthie’s online bookstore, launched in Spring 1994. Duthie Books’ virtual bookstore was a browsable database containing 50,000 titles in 150 subject areas indexed by author, title, subject and ISBN. The bookstore was located at

Publication files

Series consists of records relating to Duthie Books’ publishing activities, including their book review periodical “The Reader,” “The New Reader,” as well as catalogues, guides and various staff, customer and employee newsletters. Series is divided into three sub-series: Original reader files (1986-1995); New Reader files (1996-1999); and Catalogue and newsletter files ([198-]-1999).

Marketing files

Series consists of records generated by the marketing department of Duthie Books’ head office. Key staff members were Marketing Managers Scott Baldwin and Leanne Nash. Records document the organization of events, annual sales, the customer loyalty program, co-operative promotions, signage, and advertising. Series is divided into the following three sub-series: Events files (1997-1999); Marketing and promotions files (1993-1999) and Advertising files (1997-1999).

Press clippings

Series consists of newspaper clippings of advertisements, announcements, articles and letters to the editor documenting the activities of and publicity received by Duthie Books Ltd., including those addressing the subject of Duthie Books' bankruptcy and financial restructuring.

Duthie Books 40th anniversary project files

Series is comprised of records gathered and produced for the fortieth anniversary of Duthie Books, celebrated in 1997. Records include photographs, correspondence, notes, drafts and ephemera.

Business proposals

Series is comprised of requests for proposals, correspondence and proposals for bookstores in the following locations: Vancouver Airport, BC Ferries, Open Learning Agency's Knowledge bookstore and the Vancouver Writers Festival.

Administrative records

Series consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, notes, manuals, plans, agreements, project files, customer survey research and other materials generated or used by Celia Duthie, as president of Duthie Books, Ltd.