||The firm of Chapeleau and Lamothe was a bookbindery and ecclesiastical bookshop in Montreal in the mid-nineteenth century, at least as early as 1844. The firm's partners, Zephirin Chapeleau and J.M. Lamothe later dissolved the partnership in order to run their own establishments in 1848. Chapeleau and Lamothe was located on Rue Sainte Therese before moving to Rue Notre-Dame, facing the Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice de Montréal. After establishing his own business in 1848, Chapeleau appears to have had various locations on Rue Notre-Dame, including 84/86 Notre-Dame and 112 Rue Notre-Dame. Later, Chapeleau established a partnership with Louis Labelle, with whom he operated as booksellers, editors and bookbinders, and importers of French religious articles. The firm of Z. Chapeleau and LaBelle had premises at 174/175 Rue Notre-Dame and operated until at least 1886, serving clients in both Canada and the United States. Although little is know about these men, it appears that Zephirin Chapeleau was a Justice of the Peace for the city of Montreal in 1885, according to Lovell's Montreal Directory for 1885-86, and was 2nd vice president of the L'Union of St. Joseph de Montreal in 1857.
1) The Internet Archive. (n.d.). Boyd's combined business directory for 1875-6 [microform] : containing an alphabetical list of all the merchants, manufacturers, tradesmen, &c. of Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, London & Kingston arranged under their proper headings, also, a complete appendix of the government historical sketch of each city, &c. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_03714/cihm_03714_djvu.txt
2) The Internet Archive. (n.d.). Lovell's Montreal directory for 1885-86 [microform] : containing an alphabetical directory of the citizens, a street directory, an advertisers classified business directory and a miscellaneous directory ... corrected to June 17th, 1885. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://archive.org/stream/cihm_37060/cihm_37060_djvu.txt
3) The Internet Archive. (n.d.). The Montreal directory for 1844-5 [microform] : containing, first, an alphabetical directory of the citizens generally, second, a classified business directory, in which the names of subscribers are arranged under their proper business heads, and, third, a directory to the assurance companies, banks ... in the city. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://archive.org/stream/cihm_36992/cihm_36992_djvu.txt
4) The Internet Archive. (n.d.). Souvenirs sur les commencements de l'Union St. Joseph de Montréal [microforme]. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://www16.us.archive.org/stream/cihm_28738/cihm_28738_djvu.txt Lovell, J. (1851). The Canada Directory for: Containing Names of Professional and Business Men, and of the Principal Inhabitants, in the Cities, Towns and Villages Throughout the Province
5) Alphabetical Directories of Banks...post Office Department, Post Offices & Postmasters...and Railway and Steamboat Routes Throughout Canada. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://books.google.ca/books?id=bagvAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA182&dq=z.+chapeleau+bookbinder&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0fLAUKrTOeK2iwLAsoHYBw&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=z.%20chapeleau%20bookbinder&f=false
6) Tousignant, N. (n.d.). Lovell Directory: Les imprimeurs de Montréal en 1850 et des commerces connexes. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://pages.videotron.com/patrimoi/pages_patrimo/imp_de_mtl_1850.pdf Z. Chapeleau & Labelle (1878).
7) Catalogue de la librairie de Z. Chapeleau & Labelle, 174 rue Notre-Dame, Montréal. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://archive.org/stream/cihm_50590#page/n3/mode/2up