On Saturday, I was out for a walk on The Danforth, the neighbourhood where I live, and I stumbled on a birthday party for one of my favorite stores – Re:Reading.
Re:Reading is a used book store with fabulous character, and since it has had many terrific write-ups in the past, I don’t think I’ll regurgitate what has already been said.
However, I will tell you this…
Re:Reading always manages to flourish, while constantly going against the grain. As many of the local book, video, and music stores in the city are closing down, Re:Reading has established itself as a favorite destination for bookworms, hipsters, sci-fi fans, and stay-at-home moms & dads in the neighbourhood. The selection is always excellent, and the service is second to none… thanks ladies!
Oh, and the cake was ridiculously awesome! Re:Reading gang, please let us know where it came from in the comments… I forgot to ask.
Second-hand book stores are an irresistible lure to me! Looks like a place I would love visiting.
They are, and this one always has one of the best selections in the city. I love it.
Thanks for the write up. We are thrilled to still be here after 5 years. The cake was from a Loblaws bakery if you can believe it. Re: Reading Staff
My pleasure. I’m loving the photography books I picked up on Saturday, by the way.
That was very nice to read. My reading has sure changed over the years–almost all electronic.
I still use both reading mediums, but there’s just something special about browsing through a bookstore. It’s one of those simple pleasures that just doesn’t get old for me.
I so agree – digital reads are awesome – but still something so charming about a book – and an old one at that! and by the way, love your pics and different angles of the store and aisles….. esp. the last one with the books on the angle…. 🙂 ~yvette
Terrific thanks! It was my first “editorial style” post, so I’m glad you liked the photos.
I picked up a couple books while I was there and am enjoying them.
I love a good secondhand book. I enjoy my e-reader but there is nothing like holding a book in one’s hands. I just donated four boxes of very nice books to our local library. What they don’t keep, they put in a book sale once a year and the proceeds are used for the library. It felt nice to be helping the library while also cleaning my bookshelves!! And I know, eventually, the books will all go toward being read again.
That’s very nice of you. We often put our old books in a basket and set it at the end of our walkway for people to take what they like. It’s pretty common around here, which is nice.
Hello, Shane. Leanne sent me. 🙂 I must check out Re: Reading. The purple sofa… wowza!
Hi Elen, glad to meet you. If you live in the area, then you must check it out sometime.
Looks like a wonderful place with wonderful content, so lovely:)
It really is. Glad you enjoyed the post.