Old Book and Paper Show
November 12, 2023

The GTA’s ONLY old paper and antiquarian book show, back again in its convenient mid-town Toronto location. The Old Book and Paper Show sets up in the bright, easy to access and historical facility at Wychwood Barns.

Make sure to get out to the November 12, 2023 show. New dealers, lots of great stock, plus great dealers in vintage rare and antiquarian books. The Wychwood show is Toronto’s ONLY old book and vintage paper show. You should plan now to attend.

Sunday, November 12, 2023
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

Hours: 10am – 4pm
Admission: Adults $12
Children 12 and under no charge


Print the coupon (one for each person in your party) or display it on your mobile device. ENJOY THE SHOW!

Collectors can find the following vintage books, paper and more:

Transportation including railway and ocean liner items; Historical documents including land grants, mortgages and deeds; 30’s/40’s fashion magazines; airline memorabilia; Old magic books; Old farm equipment booklets; Eatons memorabilia; Pulp fiction – crime, detective, Sci-Fi – including Weird Tales, The Shadow, The Phantom Detective, Vintage paperbacks; Movie posters, stills, lobby cards; Vintage photography on paper plus daguerreotypes, armbrotypes and tintypes; Sporting material – baseball, hockey, hunting, fishing dating to the 1920’s; Autographs; Advertising; Letterheads; Postal covers; Nearly 100,000 vintage postcards, all villages, towns and cities in Ontario plus sports, transportation, holidays from Christmas to Halloween; Theatre and movie programs; Poetry; Scientific journals; Comic books; Magazines. Old books on a huge range of topics including: books on travel, military, science, literature, biographies, the Arctic, cooking, etc, plus fiction, and much else.

An excellent line-up of dealers for November 12, 2023

  • Alexander Arts
  • George Brown
  • Ronald Good Vintage Advertising
  • C. Frank Hoyles Postcards
  • Top Drawer Vintage Art
  • Mark Tooth, The Curiosity Shoppe
  • The River Trading Company
  • Morris Norman
  • Murder Mystery Books
  • Hollywood Canteen
  • Attic Books
  • Arwen Greenwood, About Books
  • Orange Crush Vintage
  • Wilfrid M. deFreitas – Bookseller
  • Neil MacDonald, Canada Book Auctions
  • Peterson Lim, Covers Only
  • Douglas Armour
  • Geoff Cole, CAPRA
  • Alan Foljambe, Bookseller
  • Mathew Ross
  • Alphabet Bookshop
  • Media History MTL
  • Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps and Books
  • Kitchener Kollectibles
  • Davis Military Books
  • Karol Krysik Books
  • Glory Days Collectibles
  • Robert Rankin Books
  • How Fetch Vintage
  • Carina Fato, Unvaulted Vintage
  • Fashion History Museum
  • Roy Rodriguez
  • The Book Not Mad, Mike Serafin
  • Albert McFadden, Cineimages
  • Duane Andrews
  • Bill Weller, Burlington

Random selections from various exhibitors

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’re bringing three books on Rifles all by the same author and all 3 are signed. Published in 1984 and 1990. I thought Barbie might be a hot item since the movie was such a hit. The graphic novels are each a bit out-of-the-ordinary. And with the recent death of Robbie Robertson, I thought his children’s book would be of interest. It was published in 2015 and has the CD included.

Don and Jen Longmuir, Scene of the Crime Books, St. Catharines Scene of the Crime Books specializes in first editions, signed copies and collectibles. Featuring out of print mysteries, sci-fi, horror, thrillers and pulps. At the show we plan on carrying approximately 1000 vintage paperbacks and a couple of Edgar Allan Poe movie posters. Here are a couple of images of what we will be carrying.

Ellen Ruberg, Orange Crush Vintage, Toronto

Orange Crush Vintage is all about vintage graphics; old books with great graphics on the spine which display beautifully, postcards of all kinds, specialty cards, advertising and art.

Carina Fato, Unvaulted Vintage, Hamilton
UnVaultedVintage is a passion for the forgotten and delightfully nostalgic print advertising of the 20th century! All items are authentic, well-preserved originals in individual packaging for your home or office.

A few of the ads of the 15,000 we will be bringing to the Old Book and Paper Show on November 12th are shown here.

Patrick & Slade Kitchener, Kitchener Kollectables, Hamilton We have collected some great vintage ephemera for the show! 1800’s photo albums and lots of loose cabinet photographs. Large stamp collection sorted into lots by country from late 1800’s to 1950’s. Vintage comic books and pulp paperbacks. Amazing collection of cigarette cards in complete albums and in pages. Plus our regular favorites that include vintage Playboys, magazines and various estate finds! Looking forward to seeing our regular customers and to making new ones as well!
Patrick & Slade Kitchener

Karl Krysik Books, Toronto This week for the Old Book and Paper Show we will be bringing lots of items new to inventory. We will be displaying a selection of interesting Canadian material, with a heavy focus on Toronto and local history, and exploration, with a mix of children’s books, ephemera, and general antiquarian stock.

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

Douglas Armour, Toronto Our table this year will focus on history, art, and explorers with many early 19th-century historical books, some mid-century art books and Pleiades French-language books, numerous books on early African explorers, and some Canadiana. We will also have such ephemera as historic newspapers, postcards, and maps.

Geoff Cole, CAPRA
General ephemera, including share certificates, etc.

Robert Rankin Books, Caledonia has sent photos of a few special items he and Shirley are bringing to the November 12 show. Screenplay ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ signed by Kenneth Brannah; Brian Orser’s autobiography signed by Orser and 8 other competitive skaters including Elvis Stojko; A photograph of a reunion of the “Pioneers of the Klondyke” taken on Toronto in 1933. Very little is known of them other than they were signed up for two years to police the border between the United States and Canada during the gold rush.

Wilfrid M. deFreitas – Bookseller, Montreal

Visitors can count on Wilfrid and Susan to show up with rare books on many subjects, but also numerous odd or curious titles, often quite amusing.

Ron Good, Port Hope
“I vend vintage colour advertising. From post WW1 to the end of the illustrated art era.
Often the work of noted illustrators. ‘Life’ size. Great decorator items. A multitude of subjects.”

Romas Zabas, RZABASBOOKs, Toronto Coming to the Old Book & Paper Show, Typewriter Art by Alan Riddell, 1975… from RZABASBOOKs

Jennifer Balogh, How Fetch Vintage, Toronto Dukes of Hazzard was one of our favourite TV shows back then. Loved the orange Dodge Charger. Fans will recognize Daisy in Jen’s booth. How Fetch Vintage will also have a huge collection of postcards, photos, Victorian trade cards, books, magazines, posters, letters, manuals, trading cards, and more! Extra focus on automotive, zeppelin, military, GTA/Durham, advertising, royalty, car brochures and manuals.

Peterson Beng, Covers Only, Scarborough New to the show. Stamps, first day covers and postal ephemera

Jonathan Walford, Kenn Norman, Fashion History Museum, Cambridge “Haven’t gone through everything yet, but I know we will be bringing over a thousand postcards, scores of photographs from the 1860s to the 1900s; Old paper packaging (chocolate boxes, shoe boxes, jewellery boxes etc…); Vintage sewing patterns from the 1930s to the 1980s; and a selection of mostly fashion and movie magazines dating from the 1950s and 60s, as well as some Vogues from the 80s to 2000s.”

John Alexander, Alexander Arts, Toronto

We have acquired a collection of over 24 Photography Auction Catalogues from Sotheby’s and Christie’s dating through the 1980’s and 90’s. Great reference material for the serious collector or novice wanting to know more. Starting from $5 each.

Mark Tooth, The Curiosity Shoppe
I am bringing a wide range of interesting and whimsical items to the upcoming Paper Show this November. This includes a collection of 22 popsicle and other frozen treat wrappers from 1974, a small group of Parisian fashion magazines (in Czech) from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an assortment of Torontonia including a Christmas Illustration from the late 19th century, and a nice selection of photo albums. As well, I will have a group of 15-20 Parisian city view illustrations from the circa 1860s, assorted photos, postcards and pamphlets, and much more.

Artscape Wychwood Barns – an ideal venue

The ‘Covered Street’ is a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Old Book and Paper Show.

Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.

Get detailed public transit info to 601 Christie St. at: www.ttc.ca

There are several Green P parking lots in the area. Find a lot close to
601 Christie Street at: parking.greenp.com

Getting there:
St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station. Get off at Christie and walk 2 short blocks south.

Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.

Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst. Get off at St. Clair then west to Christie and south 2 blocks.