Classification scheme: 

Title: Readers' Ink Bookshop fonds

Date(s) of creation: 1992-2000

Physical description: 3 cm of textual material

Administrative history: The Provident Bookstore owned by the Mennonite Publishing House of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, was sold to a group of local mostly Mennonite investors in Waterloo Region in 1991. The new corporation was registered as Regional Books Incorporated. The operating name became Readers' Ink Bookshop in 1995. The bookshop was under-capitalized and struggled financially through its history. It discontinued business in 2000. Readers' Ink Bookshop was partially superseded by the privately-owned Bookshop at Pandora Press.Judith Jutzi was manager of Readers' Ink Bookshop throughout its history.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of annual reports and shareholder minutes.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Vernon Brubacher in September 2002. An additional file on the Provident Bookstore study committee was donated by Wilmer Martin in 2014.

Note: Original description prepared by Sam Steiner 30 September 2002.

  1. Annual reports and shareholder reports, 1992-2000
  2. Provident Bookstore study committee, 1991

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