Bookstores of Toronto

Monday April 23rd 2012

By Amrita Labana

At Fashion Weekly, we are a bunch of bookworms. Check out our favorite hotspot bookstore locations in Toronto!

Type Books

Located 883 Queen Street West & 427 Spadina Road

Type Books has been open since 2006, it is a great bookstore that sells books of all kinds. They host regular in-store events, including book launches, a book club, story time for preschoolers, and two not-for-profit reading-enjoyment programmes for school groups: Word- Play and Write-on!. You can sign up for their monthly newsletter to hear about upcoming events at www.typebooks.ca.

Toronto Women Bookstore

Located 73 Harbord Street

The Women bookstore is dedicated in providing and promoting women writers, especially marginalized women, including women of colour, First Nations Women, lesbian, working class women, disabled women, Jewish women and all other groups of women. The store also sells, independent music, local made jewelry, crafts and other items. They offer a mail service to anywhere in the world and can special order titles and arrange course book orders for university and college professors from a wide range of disciplines. Visit www.womensbookstore.com for more information.


Ben McNally

Located 366 Bay Street

Ben McNally who is an independent bookstore owner opened his store in 2007. The store resembles a library and offers a variety of traditional hard cover books of all genres. The store is purposely located in the financial district because Ben likes to close up early and hold a variety of events after store hours. Events include; Meet and Dine which includes a full meal with wine and a signed copy of the book. If you would like to attend an event visit www.benmcnallybooks.com.



Chapters Indigo

55 Bloor Street West, 468 King Street West, 3401 Dufferin Street

Chapters is a well-known bookstore company across Canada. Their three-floor store in Toronto provides the same great customer service as any other one-floor Chapters store. The store offers a digital environment allowing you to search for books in the store on a MAC desktop. The store has a café where they hold events and provide a reading space for customers. Customers also get a chance to join Plum Rewards which allows customers to collect points for discounts, save up to 5% for online books, contest opportunities and information on private events. To sign up for a Plum Rewards card visit, www.chapters.indigo.ca.

Photo References

Type bookstore: ttp://www.blogto.com
Toronto Womens Bookstore: http://mcclungs.ca/
Ben McNally: http://theexcerpt.com/
Chapters Indigo: http://www.givingitaway.ca/