A Guide to the Bookstores of Toronto
Arthur Wenk Peggy Warren-Wenk
As a guide to the more than 250 bookstores in the Toronto area, A Guide to the Bookstores of Toronto 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. This guide covers it all, including listings for general, specialty, used, rare, and mail order stores, which range in size from tiny neighbourhood comic book stores to megastores. Organized in an easy-to-read format, A Guide to the Bookstores of Toronto 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 bridge to airplanes, from children's books to design. If you have a special interest, says Arthur Wenk, "there is very likely a bookstore in the city devoted to that interest" (Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star).
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.