Indie Bookstores to Visit in Toronto

Calling all book lovers! Are you looking for some independent bookstores to support in Toronto? In this blog post we’re rounding up 5 independent bookstores to check out in Toronto. Keep reading to learn more:

Another Story Bookshop

Located in the West end of Toronto, Another Story Bookshop is an independent bookstore with 30 years of history. This bookstore sells a broad range of literature for children, young adults, and adults with a focus on themes of social justice, equity, and diversity.


Address: 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

A Different Booklist

A Different Booklist is an African-Canadian owned bookstore that specializes in showcasing the literature of the African and Caribbean diaspora, the Global South, and all of the major publishers and small presses.


Address: 779 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 0B7

Photo via @adfrntbooklist

Queen Books

Located in Toronto’s East end, Queen Books is a general interest, community bookstore with something for everyone.


Address: 914 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

Photo via @queenbooksto

Type Books

With three locations across the city, Type Books is an independent bookstore that you don’t want to miss. Along with a vast inventory of books to choose from, TYPE is also a welcoming venue for literary programs and events.


Address: 883 Queen Street West, 2887 Dundas Street West, and 427 Spadina Road

Photo via @typebooks

Glad Day Bookshop

Recognized as the oldest queer bookstore in the world, Glad Day Bookshop has been serving the LGBTQ community in Toronto since 1970. This bookstore offers a wide selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer literature.


Address: 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C6

Photo via @gladdaybookshop


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