Featuring more than 250 bookstores in the Toronto area, this comprehensive guide provides individual listings detailing location, contact information, store size, special services, and a brief description of each bookstore based on an actual visit by the authors. The book includes listings for general, specialty, used, rare, and mail order stores, which range in size from tiny neighborhood comic book stores to megastores. Carefully organized, the guide also includes a geographical index, a list of bookstores no longer in existence, an index to bookstores by subject specialty, and a name index. Acquainting book lovers with the remarkable array of bookstores in the city of Toronto (with a sampling of interesting bookstores in the surrounding region), it's all here: from stores specializing in everything from bridge to airplanes, from children's books to design.
Arthur Wenk, a musicologist, is an instructor at St. Andrew's school in Aurora, Ontario. Peggy Warren-Wenk is a reference librarian and education bibliographer at York University.