Participants March 29, 2020

Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books, Toronto

One of the leading antiquarian map and print dealers in Canada. Alexandre sent photos of a vintage Quebec travel poster and an exceptional sporting photograph, Toronto Lacrosse Club, national champions, 1876.


Steve Panet, Fastball Collectibles, Toronto

“I look to bring unique rare paper collectibles that are fun pop culture, priced right and great investments.”


Top Drawer Vintage Art, Toronto

John Maguire: “Top Drawer offers a carefully curated selection of genuine vintage art, prints, advertising and other collectible ephemera that is accessible, affordable and easy to frame.”

A few of the items we are saving for the show:

1) A selection of signed first edition Margaret Atwoods including Bodily Harm, Dancing Girls, Good Bones and Wilderness Tips.

2) Iconic AIDS stamps insert by Canadian art collective ‘General Idea’ commissioned and published by Parkett 15, Zurich, 1988. Mounted on 11×14” acid free red card stock.

3) Vividly-coloured serigraph prints by Bert Stern from his famous session with Marilyn Monroe from issue no. 2 of Avant-Garde, NYC, 1968. Mounted on black 11×14” acid-free mat board.


Mary McGowan, River Trading Company, Hamilton

We are a used bookstore in Hamilton, Ontario, with a reputation for good quality, general interest books at very reasonable prices.

For the show, we’ll be bringing a variety of our stock, including mystery novels published between 1930 and 1970, as well as books and papers on railways, railroading and model trains.


Julie Malion, Bellwoods Books, Toronto

“Bellwoods Books is a Toronto-based pop-up bookshop, curating a dreamy collection of rare + vintage books. We specialize in women authors, feminist works, esoteric paperbacks, psychiatry, self-help, and the weird + unusual.”


Steve Szentesi, Toronto

Steve collects and sells early printed maps, 18th and 19th century prints, travel and exploration and ethnographic material.

Among items he is bringing to Old Book & Paper: One of the earliest depictions of North American Indians (Thevet’s Cosmographia, 1575); an extremely rare map depicting Jesuit travels from Canton to Peking (Therenot’s Relations, 1666); a fine copy of Captain Cook’s world map (1774); a fine 17th century Dutch chart of the Eastern Coast of Canada and Greenland (van Keulen); a nice selection of original photogravures from Curtis’ The North American Indian; and a 17th century map of Virginia.


Wilfrid deFreitas, Bookseller, Montreal

“We are general antiquarian booksellers with a few specialties in subjects of particular interest, including ephemera and Canadiana.”

Three items for the show: photochrome scenic view of Niagara Falls; Philips’ Authentic Map of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton and Newfoundland. London ca. 1867; The Casquet of Literature 6 volumes London 1877


Alan Foljambe, Bookseller, Kingston

Hi Jeff and Wendy –
Here are some images for your promotions. (2 images shown below)

1 – Numerous hand-tinted bird prints by John Gould
2 – Collection of antique stereoview cards
3 – Two 17th century hand-tinted copperplate botanical prints from Besler’s Hortus Eystettensis
4 – Hundreds of Life magazines from 1936 through 1960.


Ken Davis Military Books, Markham

I will be bringing several military Official Histories of World War 2 from Britain, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. Also some books on the Italian campaign, a number of regimental histories and other military and aviation subjects. I will also bring aviation posters and other aviation illustrations that are framed or matted for framing.


Bob Rankin Books, Caledonia

Here are some items we will take to the show:
A photograph of the Cree & Ojibway Indian Hockey Tour of 1928
outside Queen’s Park, Toronto.

A photograph of the opening of the RCMP Bernier Detachment (Arctic Patrol) in 1924

A package of Ephemera pertaining to the Prime Minister’s
Dinner of March 6, 1974, at the Four Seasons-Sheraton
Hotel. The Head Table guest list has been signed by
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau, and others.

The Story of South Africa, published in Guelph, Ontario, 1899

A photograph of a collegiate rowing team with names of crew, possibly from St. Catharines, 1948.


Ian Thompson, Milton


Ron and Sheila Workman, Postcards, St. Catharines

“I recently obtained about 500 Victorian era trade cards from the 1880’s which I shall be bringing to the show in March. I scanned a few of them in case you would put them on your web site. There are 4 attachments showing 12 different cards. They are rather neat I thought. . I am giving you enough pictures so that you can pick and choose which ever ones you like. Please let me know what you think. It looks like Hires Root Beer concentrate came in a box and made 5 gallons.”


Patrick and Slade Kitchener, Kitchener Kollectibles, Hamilton

“Theroux said ‘Winter is a season of recovery and preparation’.
My interpretation represents recovering some great Ephemera finds this winter and preparing them for the Spring Old Book and Paper show!! We have procured a very large Antique Tobacco Card collection dating back to the early 1900’s and a great cache of vintage Movie Lobby Cards for this show along with additions to our Pulp Paperbacks, Canadian Military correspondence and much more!”



Also coming to the Old Book and Paper Show, March 2020

Alexander Arts, Toronto

How Fetch, Toronto

George Brown, Toronto

Dalton Postcards, Barrie

Ron Fletcher, Toronto

Michael Goble, Enniskillen

Ron Good, Port Hope

Cottage Collectables, Toronto

Paula Moreno, Toronto

Frank and Brenda Hoyles, Blenheim

That Book Guy, Toronto

Plantation Antiques, Toronto

Karol Krysik, Toronto

Longley Auctions, Waterdown

Trailhead Books, Brooklin

Hollywood Canteen, Toronto

Attic Books, London

Merebooks, London

Mat Ross, Toronto

Michael Serafin, Midland

Alphabet Bookshop, Port Colborne

Media History MTL, Montreal

Glen Pye, Toronto

Brian Wheeler Collectibles, Toronto

Woods Books, Toronto

RZabas Books, Toronto