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Posted By N. Stringer Posted On: 2014-05-15 12:37:52
2014 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2014 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair.

Sponsored by the ABAC, the 2014 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair joins the prestigious San Francisco, New York and Boston fairs on the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers’ (ILAB) 2014 North American calendar.

Further details at: http://www.torontoantiquarianbookfair.com


Posted By Norm Stringer Posted On: 2012-01-11 07:20:10
WELLS, June Diane 1929 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Diane Wells.
WELLS, June Diane 1929 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Diane Wells, (nee Bancroft) during Christmas week in Digby, Nova Scotia. She was educated at UBC and received her MA in modern dance from Smith College in Massachusetts. Diane was a dancer, teacher, sailor, bookseller, mother and always an adventurer. Diane along with her husband John built 2 motor sailors. The first was the `Flying Walrus' which they sailed to the South Pacific and New Zealand. The second boat was the `Vaimari', which they sailed on as a family to England, France and the Mediterranean. After living on Hornby Island, she met Jeri Bass while teaching in Port Hardy. Later, Diane and Jeri moved to the remote Inuit village of Paulatuk, NWT where she continued her passion for teaching. They eventually settled in Victoria and started an antique bookstore business called Wells Books. After over a decade in Victoria, Diane and Jeri pulled anchor with the business and moved to Liverpool, N.S. and then to Freeport, N.S. Diane is survived by her marriage partner Jeri Bass, daughters Pamela (Bob) and Tere (Claude) and grandchildren Zachary Zoe and Alexi. Also left behind are her dear `sister' friends Ann Schweitzer and Bonnie MacLauchlan and Diane's canine companions Jasper and Dickens. As Diane sails on her final voyage of this earth's seas, she would wish for good winds and a pod of whales to guide her on her way. Donations to the SPCA are appreciated. 646057 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=june-diane-wells&pid=155359686


Posted By David Mason Books Posted On: 2011-11-03 20:09:47
Richard Landon Memorial Service November 15, 2011
Richard Landon, Bookman, great librarian, great book collector and friend to many booksellers everywhere in the world passed away peacefully on October 5th in Toronto in the presence of his wife Marie. A memorial service is planned for Nov. 15, at 5:15 p.m. in Knox College Chapel, 59 St. George St., at the University of Toronto.


Posted By Eric Waschke Posted On: 2011-10-24 19:20:40
2011 Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair Catalogue Posted
The Wayfarer's Bookshop has just posted their latest catalogue. This is a selection of items for the Toronto International Book Fair. 2011 TIABF Selections click to view.


Posted By Norm Stringer Posted On: 2011-08-25 19:16:11
The Passing of Marty Ahvenus
We regret to inform our colleagues, collectors that Marty Ahvenus, of the Village Bookstore, passed away August 23, in hospital, at 83 years of age. A memorial service is being planned email David Mason Books for further details. david@davidmasonbooks.com


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