As of Sep 30, 2017, the company operated 89 superstores in 10 Canadian provinces and 1 territory under the Chapters and Indigo banners, and 122 small format stores under the Coles, Indigo, Indigospirit, SmithBooks and The Book Company banners.

In fiscal 2017, the company opened 1 net new store. During the first half of fiscal 2018, the company closed 1 net store.

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 22,000 square feet. Small format stores average approximately 2,500 square feet.

TTM20172016201520142013
Stores211212211218226231
Store growth-0.9%0.5%-3.2%-3.5%-2.2%-3.8%
Total gross square feet (M)2,2552,2572,2302,4172,5702,614
Total gross square feet growth-0.1%1.2%-7.7%-6.0%-1.7%-0.8%
Avg store gross sq ft10,70010,60010,60011,10011,40011,300
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.8%0.7%-4.7%-2.5%0.5%3.1%