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Welcome to the website of Attic Books, one of Canada's largest antiquarian and second-hand bookstores. We have three floors of books, maps, prints, paper collectibles, such as ephemera and postcards, and eccentric antiques that appeal to readers, scholars and seasoned collectors alike. We also retail Colour by Schubert's photo cards and Charles Van Sandwyk's Fine Art Cards and Books. The atmosphere is spacious, bright, relaxed and professional, not to mention architecturally beautiful, with its original tin ceilings, hardwood maple floors and all the charisma of a century building. This, along with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, will ensure that every visit to Attic Books will be memorable.

Want to sell us books?

We are always buying books and antiques. We buy by appointment so call the store to set one up at 519-432-7277. Follow the link to know more about what we do and do not buy books.


Dicover Different - May 3rd, 2014

Discover Different Bookwalk May 3rd, 2014

Discover Different is Downtown London's Shopping Day!
Come on down to Downtown to explore London's most unique stores. Discover fun, exciting deals, giveaways and unique promotions. It is also Free Comic Book Day.
Look for the ballot bags at the different stores for a chance to win the Discover Different Grand Prize of $1,000 Downtown Dollars.
The bookstores are doing a bookcrawl that day and have exciting deals. Be sure to stop at us, City Lights and P.T. Campbell BookDealer.

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Our Catalogues

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Here is a selection of the new medical titles that we have just put on the shelves, updated as of November 2013.

Attic Books New Arrivals - Medical (link to pdf)

Fall Book Show Season

Upcoming shows Marvin and Attic Books will be attending:

Toronto Old Book and Paper Show
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto, On

Hours: 10:o0 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: $8.00/ children 12 and younger free admisson
More Info: Toronto Old Book and Paper Show

Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair
Friday, November 8th to Sunday, November 10th, 2013
AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) in theBaillie Court
317 Dundas St W
Toronto, On

November 8th: 5-9 pm
November 9th: 10 am - 5:30 pm
November 10th: 12 pm - 4:30 pm

Admission: $19.50 (admission to museum) or Free for AGO members (For details, please visit
More Info: Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

Attic Books is Expanding

We have booths at Memory Lane (located at 1175 Hyde Park Road in London) and Southworks (located at 64 Grand Ave South in Cambridge). We have a variety of books as well as antiques in both locations.

We are also getting more and more antiques at the store. We'll be posting more information with pictures on the website soon on the website.

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