Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Labrynth Bookstore in Toronto

For years, Dan and Jessica Merisanu have brought their books on animation, illustration, manga and art instruction to various locations around town and now they have a permanent home. The Labyrinth Store is located at 386 Bloor Street West, near the Spadina subway and carries books that are unavailable anywhere else in Toronto. You can find information on their hours and contact info here and their blog lists new material that they carry.

I'd point out that their store location is in an area full of excellent bookstores within a 10 minute walk. Across the street is BMV, a large used and remaindered bookstore. West on Bloor is Book City, one of the better independent book chains in Toronto. Further west on Markham Street is The Beguiling, one of the leading alternative comics shops in North America, and Mirvish Books on Art, a store specializing in fine arts books. If you're an art book lover and thinking about a trip to Toronto, you can make The Labyrinth your first stop of many.

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