We sadly note the passing of Hy Sarick. Hy and Judy Sarick opened The Children’s Book Store in 1974; their unwavering focus on quality and their community-building business approach had an enormous influence on Canada’s children’s book industry. Hy was passionate about music, and his support boosted the careers of many Canadian children’s performers. Until its closing in 2000, The Children’s Book Store was a hub for educators, librarians and publishers; for authors, illustrators and musicians; and for countless children, parents and grandparents. Judy Sarick died in 2016.