Support for Booksellers and Publishers – Support for Bookstores: Section 2.4 – Fixed Assets and Leasehold Improvements

Aide aux entreprises du livre et de l’édition – Aide aux librairies : Volet 2.4 – Immobilisation et améliorations locatives



Program Type

Distribution, Project



Type of Aid

Grant, Loan, Repayable grant

Financial Aid

50%, up to $25,000


This section of the program aims to maintain a network of modern bookstores that can attract a diverse customer base. It also encourages the physical development of bookstores so as to be able to hold intermediary activities.


  • Financial support from SODEC cannot be used for already completed projects
  • Submitted projects must be significant for the development of a bookstore, such as a major redesign, an expansion or a relocation
  • Eligible expenses for the submitted project must total at least $30,000

Eligible Expenses

  • Blueprints and quotes provided by a professional
  • Construction (materials and labour costs)
  • Moving expenses

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Declaration of applicant company form
  • Financial statements
  • Copies of bids or quotes
  • Annual accreditation report submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Communications
  • Master file, including:
  • A description of activities and accomplishments

  • Copies of the governing documents, certificate of constitution, articles of incorporation, declaration of registration, certificate of amendment and partnership or shareholders agreement (if applicable)

  • Organizational structures for the applicant company and, if applicable, any affiliated companies, including shareholders

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant company’s executives

  • Information on shareholders/directors