Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair

AbeBooks is proud to support the 2023 Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair featuring the foremost Canadian and international antiquarian book, map and print sellers. The fair, now in its 51st year, will showcase a wide ranging selection of antiquarian and vintage books, maps, prints, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera.

The 2023 Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair will take place in the beautiful Baillie Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

  • October 20 to October 22, 2023
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm

Meet the rare book experts

All exhibitors are foremost experts for antiquarian books, maps or prints. They are happy to help you if you have questions about specific objects - before, during, and after the Fair.
Owner Paul M. Dowling has been selling printed books from the dawn of printing in the 15th century through the Early Modern Period for the past 25 years. He also sells manuscripts from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
Peter Harrington Antiquarian Bookseller has grown to become one of the largest and best known rare booksellers in Europe. Owner Pom Harrington firmly believes that rare book collecting should be fun and personal. He credits the “instinctual approach to rare book buying.”
Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin are general dealers in antiquarian and out-of-print books with a few specialties in subjects/authors which are of particular interest to us, including Lewis Carroll, Gilbert & Sullivan, Tennis & other sports, and Vanity Fair caricatures.
The Scribe's brick and mortar store has been operating in the heart of Danforth's Greektown for the last 3 years. They are excited for this year's Antiquarian Book Fair and plan to bring a fantastic collection of uncommon science fiction, occult, and signed and unsigned first edition literature. In addition, they'll be displaying many prints from the mid-1800s, perfect for framing and wall display.
All exhibitors are members of ILAB and foremost experts for antiquarian books, maps and prints. They look forward to your visist of the Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books are specialist dealers in 15th to 19th century Prints, Maps and Books. The business was founded in 1982 and has supplied Prints, Maps and Books to many private and public art collectors. It strives to present a friendly and helpful atmosphere to both expert and amateur collectors.
Karol Krysik Books was established in 2010. We are based in Toronto, Canada. We are a general antiquarian bookshop with a focus on folklore, legends, fairy tales, publishers’ bindings, illustrated books, detective/crime fiction, literature and history.
The Word Boosktore (Montreal)
The Word Bookstore
The Word is an independent secondhand bookstore located on Milton Street two blocks east of McGill University in the heart of downtown Montreal. It was founded by Adrian King-Edwards and Lucille Friesen in 1975. Over the years, The Word has become a citywide institution, frequently ranking as the number one secondhand bookstore in the Montreal Mirror’s annual Best of Montreal list.
Bison Books owned by Aimee Peake since 2010 has a focus on antiquarian books, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Art and Literature, and Western Canadian History, and extending to classics, philosophy, cookbooks, and beyond.
Are you new to antiquarian book fairs, and interested in attending the upcoming Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair? Not to worry! The organizers published a short guide.

Featured collections of exhibitors

Libraire Bonheur d'occasion offers a fantastic selection of books about the history of Québec.
A collection of books on Angling and Fishing curated by J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc.
This collection curated by Dacart Rare Books includes single photographs, photo albums and collections.
This collection by William Reese Company features books on botany. Many of them magnifcently illustrated
Karol Krysik Books is dealing in interesting and unusual books and printed matter. This collection features attractive maps, prints and posters.
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