There’s nothing like curling up with a good book to pass a blustery day (or night). At these local boutiques, you’re certain to find a new favourite.
1 An oasis from the hustle and bustle of the Financial District, Ben McNally Books stocks shelves full of first-run hardcovers and tomes that meet its namesake owner’s discerning tastes.
Buy This Book: The Civil War of 1812, by Alan Taylor
2 Mabel’s Fables nurtures budding literati with a wide selection of children’s books—from The Cat in the Hat to Harry Potter. And if your little reader’s outgrown the bestseller list, the friendly staff can happily recommend more esoteric titles.
Buy This Book: The Memory Bank, by Carolyn Coman and Rob Shepperson
3 Anglophilic bookseller Nicholas Hoare has been a Toronto institution for more than 20 years. Amidst exposed brick and hardwood fixtures, its curated library focuses on novels, biographies and current-affairs books from across the pond. Entertaining and travel tomes are also popular.
Buy This Book: Chocolate Wars, by Deborah Cadbury