This shop has the cozy feel of an English library, with hardwood floors, plush couches, and a fireplace. There's an extensive selection of Canadian and international fiction, as well as heavyweight art books and a small but good selection of children's titles.
Nicholas Hoare has been a neighbourhood favourite at Front and Church street for more than 16 years. The bookstore was the second location in the small chain's empire. Montreal came first and they have since opened a store in Ottawa. On weekends, families and their kids stop by after a visit to the nearby St. Lawrence Market while during the week walk-ins tend to draw from the Bay Street... more
This store, located in the Yonge and Front area not far from Union Station, BCE Place and the Air Canada Center, treats books like precious items, with only a few copies of each title on display. The long, thin building stocks fiction and non-fiction titles, mostly in hardcover. Topics are varied but all have one thing in common: all are shipped from the UK. Exposed brick and track lighting... more
It's the quintessential specialty bookstore: hardwood floors, inviting couches and armchairs, and shelf upon shelf of the printed word. British books are a specialty, but the variety is impressive, and if they don't have it in stock they will do their best to get it for you. The shop hosts occasional signings and readings, and they have a fun special series called Books and Brunch which takes... more