Book Lovers Have to Check Out These Places in Toronto

Being a passionate traveler who also enjoys reading usually means you love visiting bookstores and libraries around the world. You won’t have trouble finding them in Toronto, Canada, and here’s a couple of places you should put on your bucket list.

Toronto Reference Library

One of Toronto’s largest libraries also happens to be one of the city’s most impressive architectural feats. Its curved atrium is truly a sight to behold, and you’d see that the hanging garden of Babylon served as inspiration for its design.

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This library at the University of Toronto is also visually breathtaking, but that’s just part of its charm. It also houses the largest collection of rare books in the entire country.

Famous Last Words

Cocktail and book lovers alike will feel right at home at this bar. It features walls adorned with books and serves cocktails inspired by literary characters.

The Monkey’s Paw

The Monkey’s Paw is one of Toronto’s most unusual antiquarian shops, and its main draw is Biblio-Mat—a custom-made vending machine that dispenses randomly selected vintage books.