I was afraid all the good books would be gone before I finally made it to this year’s Vanier College Book Sale at York University yesterday afternoon, but to my delight and pleasure (and possibly because my literary tastes are a little idiosyncratic) I managed to score about a dozen interesting books, all offered at half [...]
I spent most of the day before attending the Trinity College book sale deep in the Rosedale Ravine with a group of grade 12 Geography students from Bishop Strachan School. We emerged from the ravine at mid-afternoon, having climbed the steep hill to Chorley Park after lunch at the Don Valley Brick Works, [...]
My most interesting find at this year’s University College Book Sale (on until Tuesday, which incidentally is also half-price day) is an unusual book called The Revenge of the Methodist Bicycle Company: Sunday Streetcars and Municipal Reform in Toronto, 1888-1897, written by Christopher Armstrong and H.V. Nelles and published by Peter Martin Associates in 1977. [...]
This year at the Victoria College Book Sale I spent $77, which was a record for me — a record minimum.
During the past decade I have rarely missed a sale, and while in research mode for the Imagining Toronto book spent well over $100 dollars each year, sometimes twice, given that it’s hard to pass [...]
On Thursday I evaded the week’s responsibilities and biked downtown to pick up warm-from-the-press copies of GreenTOpia: Towards a Sustainable Toronto (Coach House, 2007; I’m a contributor) and stopped by the St. Michael’s College book sale. A smaller sale than the others, but still offering its own treats and treasures.
My special finds:
Gwendolyn MacEwen’s The T.E. [...]
Yesterday errands and a strong wind blew us downtown, where Peter and I spent a couple of hours at the Trinity College book sale (it’s on until Tuesday in case you’re interested in some good deals). Peter bought an armload of science fiction, and I picked up a few treasures, including:
Margaret Avison‘s Momentary Dark (McClelland [...]
Ah, fall book sales, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Just as garage sale season ends, the University of Toronto holds its annual book sales. Here’s my summation of the line-up.
Peter and I swung by the annual September Woodsworth College book sale on the last day this year and didn’t pick [...]