The shop that sells kind­ness

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Anick Bauer of Les pa­peries Left & Write Papier an­swers our Q&A.

What is the num­ber one rea­son peo­ple should buy from you?

My shop car­ries a va­ri­ety of cards and gifts. A lot of them are Cana­dian-made. Some of them come di­rectly from the mak­ers.

If you had a choice, what prod­uct in your store would you like to re­ceive your­self?

There are so many things! Ev­ery­thing I order for the shop are things I would love to have in my home.

Ce sont mes coups de coeurs que je partage avec la com­mu­nauté! But if I had to choose one, I would go with the il­lus­trated world map by Baltic Club (Mon­tréal). It would look nice in my liv­ing room!

What are your most pop­u­lar prod­ucts?

Birth­day cards are al­ways a go-to. In the gifts depart­ment, I would say the hand­made soy can­dles (Al­monte) and hand- made nat­u­ral soaps (East­ern Town­ships) are very pop­u­lar.

Have con­sumers’ tastes changed over the years?

Be­ing that L&W is only one year old, I can’t re­ally an­swer this at the mo­ment. But I do get com­ments that it’s nice to see some­thing so dif­fer­ent, more per­sonal in the cards area. Peo­ple are look­ing for more than just a card. They want to be able to re­late to the sen­ti­ment on the card. I al­ways say that I sell kind­ness! Why should peo­ple shop lo­cally? When you pur­chase lo­cally, you sup­port your com­mu­nity and in­vest in en­trepreneur­ship. You help keep­ing the com­mu­nity alive and mak­ing it a des­ti­na­tion.

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