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Transportation including railway and ocean liner items; Historical documents including land grants, mortgages and deeds; 30’s/40’s fashion magazines; airline memorabilia; Old magic books; Old farm equipment booklets; Eatons memorabilia;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
  • That Guy With the Books
  • Top Drawer Vintage Art
  • Mark Tooth, Arca Books
  • The River Trading Company
  • Morris Norman
  • Hollywood Canteen
  • Attic Books
  • Brian Wheeler Collectibles
  • Arwen Greenwood, About Books
  • Alain Masson
  • Fastball Collectibles
  • Orange Crush Vintage
  • James Tennant, London
  • Wilfrid deFreitas, Bookseller
  • Neil MacDonald, Canada Book Auctions
  • Peterson Lim, Covers Only
  • Mathew Ross
  • Alphabet Bookshop
  • Media History MTL
  • Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps and Books
  • Kitchener Kollectibles
  • Tom Keeling, Plantation Antiques
  • Karol Krysik Books
  • Glory Days Collectibles
  • Robert Rankin Books
  • How Fetch Vintage
  • Jeff Coopman, The Usual Suspects
  • Carina Fato, Unvaulted Vintage
  • Fashion History Museum
  • Roy Rodriguez
  • Covers Only Stamps
  • Richard Apple, Orillia
  • The Book Not Mad, Mike Serafin
  • Geoff Cole, CAPRA
  • Albert McFadden, Cineimages

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’ll be bringing quite a few Fantasy Art books, such as the Frazetta, and Mechanismo. The Cookbooklets were given to buyers when a new appliance was purchased. The Call of the East is a “boy’s adventure” book from 1914.

One more…I was pretty excited to get this book. It is a 1st edition, in superb condition, except that the previous owner has written his name on the flyleaf.

Jeff Coopman, The Usual Suspects, St. Catharines

Dealers in fine first edition literature & mystery titles; primarily , but not limited to, 1920’s to present day. Ephemera, scientific prints & maps also available.
Pictures: 1. A selection of hand-coloured zoological & botanical prints from 1869. 2. First British edition of “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee; 3. First edition of “The Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac; 4 First edition and Uncorrected Proof of “Booked To Die” by John Dunning.

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 March 26th are shown here.

Patrick & Slade Kitchener, Kitchener Kollectables, Hamilton

It’s been another busy winter and 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

Mark Tooth, Toronto

I specialize in literature on Ancient History, Art, Numismatics and select militaria, as well as interesting ephemera of all ages. I will be bringing an intriguing selection of titles on these subjects to the November show.

Mike Serafin, The Book Not Mad, Midland, ON

The Book Not Mad is based in Midland, Ontario and suffers greatly from the cur- I mean “blessing” that everything is interesting.

For this show we will be bringing an eclectic mix of items – militaria, cooking, gardening, Torontonia, and some select picks from our shelf of awesome, such as: a first Ed / first Printing of Thomas Pynchon’s “V”, a signed copy of Robertson Davies’ “Leaven of Malice”, a signed copy of LM Montgomery’s “Pat of Silver Bush” to highlight but a few.

We will also be bringing a 1915 “Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada”, a (slightly beat up) copy of volume 2 of Goad’s “Atlas of the City of Toronto” 3rd Ed, updated to 1923. And perhaps most interesting, a copy of the circa 1908 portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley’s complete and unedited illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s “Salome” – our copy has an interesting association in that it bears the bookplate of Evelyn Ste-Croix Fleming, mother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. And of course much much more! Please do stop on by and see us!

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.”

Robert Rankin Books, Caledonia has sent photos of a few special items he and Shirley are bringing to the March 26 show.

James Tennant, Collector, London.

I am planning on selling Water coloured Antique Prints, Vintage Magazines from the early 1970’s, Vintage Maps and Map Magazines. Special Items include a large framed engraving of Abraham Lincoln, an autographed Memorial Cup Program with Harold Ballard, King Clancy signatures.

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

Richie Apple, Collector, Orillia My father collected a lot of antique and vintage paper. Mainly magazines from the restaurant industry 1920s, 30’s, 40, and 50s. Also a lot of farming magazines from the same time period. Then everything in between such as, catalogs, manuals, and so on.

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.”

Zubairul Islam, That Guy With the Books, Toronto

For the Old Book and Paper Show, I’ll be bringing along a wide range of early material, both in printed and manuscript form.

Highlights include a beautifully illuminated manuscript Book of Hours from the late 19th to early 20th century, a selection of volumes from the home of Stephen Hawking, and a stunning selection of manuscripts from the 14th to 19th century.

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.