As of Jun 30, 2018, the company operated 85 superstores in 10 Canadian provinces and 1 territory under the Chapters and Indigo banners, and 121 small format stores under the Coles, Indigo, Indigospirit, SmithBooks and The Book Company banners.

In fiscal 2018, the company closed 3 net new stores. During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the company closed 3 net stores.

All stores are leased. Stores are located in a variety of locations including malls, shopping centers, street front areas and central business districts. Superstores range in size from 10,000 to 52,000 square feet, with the majority between 20,000 and 30,000 square feet, and average approximately 20,000 selling square feet. Small format stores average approximately selling 2,400 square feet.

TTM20182017201620152014
Stores206209212211218226
Store growth-2.4%-1.4%0.5%-3.2%-3.5%-2.2%
Total gross square feet (M)2,1682,1952,2572,2302,4172,570
Total gross square feet growth-4.0%-2.7%1.2%-7.7%-6.0%-1.7%
Avg store gross sq ft10,50010,50010,60010,60011,10011,400
Avg store gross sq ft growth-1.7%-1.4%0.7%-4.7%-2.5%0.5%