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Great Reads
Some tried and true store favourites to see you though truly trying times.
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Paperback | May 2019
in store $21.95
Michael Christie
Hardcover | Sep 2019
in store $35.00
Richard Wagamese
Hardcover | Aug 2018
not in store $29.99
Dinner with Edward
Isabel Vincent
Paperback | Jun 2017
in store $21.95
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
Paperback | Mar 2019
in store $23.00
(more on order)
Great Village
Mary Rose Donnelly
Paperback | May 2011
in store $21.00

We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out, ordered books online, and called in an order for curbside pick-up. You are all truly wonderful and it makes this tough situation better.

We have several updates for you, and while we know this is a lot of information to digest, we want to keep you informed. Please read carefully and have patience. Sarah is the only person working in the store right now, so it may take her longer than usual to respond to inquiries. The best way to contact the store is to order through the website (please visit the home page) or call the store (416-233-2665) between 10:30 to 4:30, Tuesday through Friday, and 10 to 4 on Saturday. For now, please avoid emailing.



We are still taking orders!

Social distancing pairs well with a good book or two. We are continuing to order new books from publishers, but many publishers are now delaying their new releases. We cannot guarantee arrival dates. In terms of receiving shipments, things are changing by the hour. Right now, it's looking like special orders will take several weeks to arrive. If you are willing to wait, we're happy to order the books for you! But the fastest and best way for you to get enough reading material for the next few months is to order something we already have in the store. Our website is constantly updating to accurately reflect availability and new arrivals. 


Online ordering

We still have plenty of books for you. Our website has now been updated to show only the books we have in stock, updated daily. You may find it more frustrating to search for the books you want because of this — a search for a book we do not have in the store will turn up no results on the website. Think of a visit to the website like a trip to the store, where you can only browse the books we have on hand. If you do not see a title on the website that you want, we can order it for you, but again, we cannot guarantee a delivery date. Please give us a call to inquire further. Once all of this is over, our website will go back to showing everything.


Local delivery

We are offering contactless, prepaid delivery in the M8 or M9 postal codes. Free delivery within M8 or M9 areas now requires a minimum order of $50 before tax. If your order is under $50, there will be a $5 delivery charge; all proceeds will go directly to Daily Bread Food Bank in Etobicoke. Please use our online webstore or call us at (416) 233-2665 to place orders.

Effective April 1, unfortunately, we are unable to deliver to postal codes outside of M8 and M9. Sarah is working alone and cannot get to the post office regularly. If you're looking to support us, curbside pick-up is still available for all other postal codes. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we hope you understand and thank you for your support.


Not sure what to read?

If you aren't sure what you want to read, call us! We're committed to helping you find your next great read now more than ever. Alternately, buy yourself or a loved one one of our gift certificates to use at a later date!


Hand-picked books, tailored for you

We are also introducing a new service — let us suprise you with a book (or several) hand-selected just for you!

We can take a look at your purchase history with us to choose a book we're sure you'll love, or you can give us guidelines for what you're interested in. Call or email us to have our expert staff pick a read just for you!