Open Air Books

Toronto's only travel bookstore is closing after 4 decades

If you're looking to buy maps and travel guides in Toronto, you don't need to scour the shelves at your local Indigo. Instead, you can venture towards 25 Toronto St., where Open Air Books and Maps has been fuelling our city's sense of wanderlust for the past 40 years.

But at the end of the month, according to the Globe and Mail, Open Air will shut its doors for good.

Open Air owner Jeff Axler, as the Globe writes, is closing his shop because his landlord now needs the basement space that he's been leasing out.

If you're taking a trip soon - or just want to escape Toronto for a little while - you should probably visit Open Air because Axler's selling off his massive stock (some 80,000 books) before he retires.

Photo via @ms.lorihenry from Instagram.


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