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Type Books

883 Queen St W
Toronto, ON  M6J 1G5

(416) 366-8973

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June 17, 2012

This small, smart bookstore is run by a couple of English literature grads. Hip but not too cool, the selection includes serious fiction, fine books on food and art, a healthy collection of poetry, traditional and contemporary children's literature, and a lot of indie stuff that you'd have a hard time finding elsewhere. They make a point of featuring local talent. The mix has proven so popular... more

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4 star rating
April 30, 2011

TYPE books is my neighbourhood bookstore. Actually, that's not true. There's also Babel and Monkey's Paw - both good for certain occasions, but TYPE is my go-to. I depend on it for its well curated selection. It's not a huge store, but big enough. It seems to have all the books I'm looking for, and none of the filler that sometimes make large chains like Chapters seem a bit overwhelming.The... more

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4 star rating
January 05, 2015

I've popped in here on a few occasions, and have never left disappointed or empty handed. My hauls have always included two+ books and an impulse purchase. Once a notebook, another time a few cards and most notably a DIY paper mistletoe that lasted a whole year and two countries.

A knowledgeable staff selling you new books, and having a few knick knacks but not so many that you become unaware... more

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4 star rating
November 18, 2013

The store is cute and carries a great selection (considering its size). The kid's section has a lot of books and toys that will make one feel nostalgic alongside a collection of newer toys.

However, when I walked into the store, the two men behind the front desk made me feel like I had interrupted their private conversation. They stared at me, and I had to say, "hello!" cheerily to them... more

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4 star rating
October 23, 2013

Support independent bookstores if you can! I love Type Books as it feels and looks very quaint and as though there is a ton of history. Their window displays are always so pretty. The exterior is charming and the interior feels very intimate, with the hardwood floors and floral wallpaper. Their selection is pretty good. The staff are okay and aren't that helpful, but I don't mind as I prefer to... more

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July 25, 2013

Type Books offers these services: bookstore.

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