Forget about the soulless giants boutique bookstores are currently enjoying a quiet resurgance.
Like an antidote to the Bay Street bustle, Ben McNally Books is the most recent addition to our citys flourishing scene.
Floor to ceiling shelves carry carefully curated titles and the space itself (the wooden floors are reclaimed from a tobacco factory in Virginia) is elegant yet cozy.
Staff is warm and knowledgeable: suggestions include Gil Adamsons The Outlander ($29.95) and Effigy by Alissa York ($32.95).
Well read, well bred.
Ben McNally, 366 Bay St.,Toronto, 416-361-0032, for upcoming signings and events visit www.benmcnallybooks.com