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Monkey's Paw / Used Books

1267 Bloor St. West 416.531.2123 Website
Monkey's Paw

Monkey's Paw is a unique and beloved bookshop formerly on Dundas West and now on Bloor West near Lansdowne station. Monkey's Paw doesn't sell traditional literature, and no, that doesn't...

One Million Comix / Comics

484 Yonge St. 416.934.1615 Website
One Million Comix

One Million Comix has been a staple on Yonge Street for years. Most recently, it was at 531 Yonge St., but has since moved into to new digs about a...

TCAF Store / Comics

789 Yonge St. 416.323.9212 Website
TCAF Store

The TCAF Shop (also known as Page & Panel) brings a little piece of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival to Yonge and Bloor year-round. Occupying a streetside space in the...

West End Comics / Comics

1590 Queen St W 416.588.5475
West End Comics

West End Comics opened up just before the Christmas holidays in the heart of Parkdale. Built into and around an old chiropractor's office, it's an easy to find and easy...

Silver Snail (Yonge St.) / Comics

329 Yonge St. 416.593.0889 Website
Silver Snail (Yonge St.)

The Silver Snail has been a staple in Toronto's comic arts and hobbyist community for decades. From its comfortable Queen West location, it served as a go-to place for fans...

Pandemonium / Used Books

2920 Dundas Street W. 416.769.5257 Website

Pandemonium first opened in the Junction twelve years ago. When owner Neill Cunningham opened the used book and record store, the neighbourhood hadn't seen foot traffic along Dundas West in...

Sellers & Newel / Used Books

672 College St 647.778.6345 Website
Sellers & Newel

Sellers & Newel is a rare new entry into the retail book market in Toronto. Stocked with a wide variety of books, ranging from rare collector's items to $3 paperbacks,...

Bakka Phoenix / Science Fiction

84 Harbord Street 416.963.9993 Website
Bakka Phoenix

Bakka Phoenix Books manager Chris Szego says "science fiction is not just a genre, it's a community." With their new space on Harbord just west of Spadina (which was previously...

Balfour Books / Used Books

468 College St. 416.531.9911
Balfour Books

Balfour Books, in its new, smaller, location at 468 College St (west of Bathurst), almost doesn't seem like a used bookstore. Sure, there is a dollar bin right outside the...

Re:Reading / Used Books

548 Danforth Ave 647.347.8733 Website

So, to begin with a little wordplay, let's call this post "Regarding: Re: Reading." Not working for you? Okay, I'll start again... As I enjoy few things...

Swipe Books / Other

401 Richmond Street West 416.363.1332 Website
Swipe Books

As I repeatedly circled around Richmond and Adelaide in search of the new location of Swipe Books, I began to wonder how a store so difficult to find could have...

Ben McNally Books / Other

366 Bay Street 416.361.0032 Website
Ben McNally Books

I feel a confession is in order at the outset of this profile: these days I buy almost all my books online. It didn't used to be so. ...

NDJ Books / Used Books

504 Yonge St. 416.925.2080 Website
NDJ Books

Despite declining in numbers during the recent 10 years, the used bookstore is still a Toronto staple. The uniqueness of each store is what keeps customers coming back to their...

Acadia Bookstore / Art And Artists

232 Queen St. E. 416.364.7638 Website
Acadia Bookstore

Quick - what's the oldest bookstore in Toronto? According to Carlos Galdamez it's Acadia Bookstore - an antiquarian book shop he's owned and operated for the last 18 years. OCAD Students...

Federal Publications / Government Publications

425 University Avenue Ste 401 416.860.1611 Website
Federal Publications

As far as bookstores go, things might not get any more niche in Toronto than a store near Adelaide and University. Just on the outskirts of the Financial District sits...

Excalibur Comics / Comics

3030 Bloor St. West 416.236.3553 Website
Excalibur Comics

Opened in 1987, Excalibur Comics has survived the ups and downs of the comic book industry and remains in it's modest original location a half block West of Royal York...

Glad Day Bookshop / Other

598A Yonge Street 416.961.4161 Website
Glad Day Bookshop

As the first Canadian and second longest surviving lesbian and gay bookstore in the world after The Oscar Wilde, Glad Day knows a thing or two about what appeals to...

TYPE Books / Other

883 Queen Street West 416.366.8973 Website
TYPE Books

TYPE books is my neighbourhood bookstore. Actually, that's not true. There's also Babel and Monkey's Paw - both good for certain occasions, but TYPE is my go-to. I depend on...

The Beguiling / Comics

601 Markham St 416.533.9168 Website
The Beguiling

If you're a comic fan in Toronto, chances are good that you already know about The Beguiling Books & Art, which The Toronto Star refers to as "Toronto's most discerning...

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