For the last 24 years, Annex Books, located at 1083 Bathurst Street (just south of Dupont), has been a bibliographic treasure-trove and a cherished part of Toronto’s literary landscape. Proprietor Janet Inksetter (pictured) has befriended writers, readers, collectors, and librarians for decades. Due to a volatile marketplace, Annex Books is closing its landmark bookshop but will continue its online business.
Saturday is the last day that the shop will open its doors. And tomorrow, Janet is also having a huge sale with promises of greatly reduced prices. If you’ve been a friend of Janet’s, please do stop by and give her your good wishes.
Thanks to poet and editor Paul Vermeersch for the tip. Photo of Janet Inksetter at The Scream Literary Festival‘s Metalogos (artwork by Darren Wershler-Henry), Lonsdale Gallery 2005.