Chapters/Indigo's online bookstore lets you check availability in stores near you. Here's the interface they offer you:
Usecrimes to note:
- Four-line window scrolls through 130 cities in all provinces
- Have to ctrl-click to select multiple, but can't see if you've unselected the ones you selected already without scrolling back to them
- "Cities" are divided into municipalities instead of regions the way people think of them (so to see local Chapters I have to choose Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Nepean, and Gloucester — someone in Toronto would probably have to choose about thirty entries)
- Mysteriously limited to three cities (even though one "city" takes a half-dozen selections), and once you choose, it stores your choice in a session cookie so you have to restart your browser to choose again
There's a Chapters between here and work and I still do most of my book shopping at Amazon. I wonder why?