While we were away last week, we stumbled across the best bookstore I’ve found in Toronto. It’s a dangerous place and I wouldn’t want to go there often for fear of having to sign over my paycheck. The name of the place is Nicholas Hoare. Toronto Life says:
The most beautiful bookstore in Toronto, this Front Street enclave lets the books sell themselves. No booming soundtracks or importunate clerks, just quiet music, creaking floors and hundreds of beautiful books turned outward like icons in a church…There are no section titles (the better to make you browse, my dear), and the whole place whets the literary appetite.
I’ll be going back.