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A Good Read

Posted by Derek Flack / Posted on February 1, 2008

A Good Read TorontoA Good Read is one the best places in the city to find rare books, with particular emphasis placed on first and signed editions. Opened in fall of 2007 on Roncesvalles Avenue in Parkdale, its sophisticated decor matches the focus on more expensive books.

A Godd Read 2But if rare books aren't your thing, there is also a good selection of secondhand and remaindered books at reasonable prices. The owner, Gary Kirk, has been in the book business for over twelve years, and his experience shows when customers seek advice on purchasing choices or stop by to discuss new arrivals.

A Good Read 3With the sizable space of the store, plans are in the works to host events in the future. The store also does web-based sales through Abe Books.

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/ March 28, 2009 at 05:35 pm
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Great store for buying gifts for booklovers! Lots of signed first editions in excellent condition. Well-organized and well lit. Cheerful, helpful staff.
Rapp / June 23, 2009 at 02:41 pm
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Great place.
smiley / February 22, 2010 at 01:33 am
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One time I walked in and asked about one book and the owner gently walked over to one shelf and handed me the book as if he knew I would come looking for it. Another time I walked in and found a book I kept meaningt to read and brought it to the counter and he shared with me a very interesting story about the author. Today I walked in and had a quality time with Thelonious Monk, a very regal beautiful old cat. This is a very charming bookstore in a very different way Nicholas Hoare would be called charming.
Dan / March 16, 2011 at 01:18 pm
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Hi my name is Dan an d I'm looking for information on the CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA'S eight in all that were revised in New York in 1889. I am interested in selling my collection. Would you know where I should start????
My home number is 905 840 0925.
Thank you.
Dan.
Amanda / April 2, 2012 at 08:00 am
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Hi! I recently bought (at a charity shop here in Edinburgh) a sterling pen necklace. The address on the antique box says: "A.H. Smith & H.B. Tisdale 341 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto." And so, I was wondering if you know anyone who can advise me of the history of the jewellery store that must have once been in your same spot. Thanks very very much! Amanda
Amanda Bhaggu / November 13, 2012 at 01:12 pm
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First of all, this store is located in HIGH PARK- NOT Parkdale. Get your facts straight.

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