Old Book and Paper Show
November 10, 2024

The GTA’s ONLY old paper and antiquarian book show, back again in a new user-friendly Toronto location. The Old Book and Paper Show sets up in the bright, easy to access and spacious facility – the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Lots of free on-site parking.

Make sure to get out to the November 10, 2024 show. New dealers, lots of great stock, plus great dealers in vintage rare and antiquarian books. This show is Toronto’s ONLY old book and vintage paper show. You should plan now to attend.

Easy to get to…from anywhere in the city Use the ‘Transit’ app (free at the AppStore) and the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Sunday, November 10, 2024
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Sakura Way (formerly Garamond Court)
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5

Hours: 10am – 4pm
Admission: Adults $12 cash
Children 12 and under no charge
Free on-site parking

Follow the Old Book and Paper show:


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Transportation including railway and ocean liner items; Historical documents including land grants, mortgages and deeds; 30’s/40’s fashion magazines; airline memorabilia; Old magic books; Old farm equipment booklets; Eatons memorabilia;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 10, 2024

  • Alexander Arts
  • George Brown
  • Ronald Good Vintage Advertising
  • C. Frank Hoyles Postcards
  • Mark Tooth, The Curiosity Shoppe Toronto
  • The River Trading Company
  • Morris Norman
  • Murder Mystery Books
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Hollywood Canteen
  • Attic Books
  • Arwen Greenwood, About Books
  • Duane Andrews
  • Wilfrid M. deFreitas – Bookseller
  • Peterson Lim, Covers Only
  • Geoff Cole, CAPRA
  • Alan Foljambe, Bookseller
    Alain Masson
  • Cine-Images
  • Mathew Ross
  • Alphabet Bookshop
  • Media History MTL
  • Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps and Books
  • Kitchener Kollectibles
  • Davis Military Books
  • Karol Krysik Books
  • Robert Rankin Books
  • How Fetch Vintage
  • Boz and Friends Rare Books
  • Fashion History Museum
  • Roy Rodriguez
  • The Book Not Mad, Mike Serafin
  • Albert McFadden, Cineimages
  • Richie Apple, Collector
  • Unique Books, Yara Doleh
  • Jaleen Grove and Bryan Gee
  • A Phillumenist

Random selections from various exhibitors

Jaleen Grove & Bryan Gee, Graphic Arts, Hamilton

Bryan Gee and Jaleen Grove are lifelong graphic arts specialists in historic and contemporary graphic design, illustration, photography, and art/artist’s books. Featured items: WWII-era retail signage and mid-century magazines.

Special items we’ll have on hand are:
1) 1940s Canadian point-of-purchase displays (cardboard signage) including Goodyear and Dominion Ammunition and FLIT bug spray.
2) Jenny Holzer book TRUISMS (NSCAD)
3) Avant Garde Magazine near complete run (1968-1971, missing issue No.1) of Ginzberg and Lubalin’s 1960s time capsule.
4) Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima’s satirical book of etiquette Immoral Education Course, 1969/1971 (in Japanese) with striking dust cover by celebrated Japanese designer Tadanori Yokoo.

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 few related items. Here are a couple of images of what we will be carrying.

Yara Doleh, Unique Books, Toronto

Unique Books is a locally owned independent bookstore that mainly focuses on selling good-condition used books that include a quality selection of rare and antiquarian books.

Richard Apple, Collector, Orillia
Richie has an enormous collection of vintage paper material collected by his late father in the first decades of the 20th century. Magazines from the 1920’s, automobile ephemera from the 20’s and 30’s, restaurant and bakery trade mags from the same era. In short, a huge collection of paper, dating back up to a hundreds years, and spanning a broad range of subjects.

A few images from his collection of material coming to the show on March 10 are shown here.

Mike Serafin, THE BOOK NOT MAD is based in Midland, ON Mike states,”We might possibly have an agenda for world domination by striving to have ALL the books. But you can help stem our insidious acquisitional tide by coming to the Book and Paper Show on March 10th and doing your part to reduce our stock, be it by a little or a lot – for a fee, of course.” 🙂

Highlights for this show include: The uncommon early 1900s (c. 1908) issue of the complete and unedited prints by Aubrey Beardsley for Oscar Wilde’s “Salome” – considered a little too racy at the time of its publication in 1894. Interesting association, as the portfolio bears the bookplate of Evelyn Ste-Croix Fleming, mother of none other than James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

We will also be bringing a shelf-load of books related to Music and Musicians – we have included their “pile” picture instead of the image of them all nicely shelved. A none-too-subtle attempt to tweak your curiosity at the ones you can’t see… And if you missed the last show, our mini “Barbenheimer” collection will make one last appearance.

And as always we will have a large amount of antique engravings and prints: Bartlett, Mallet and many others, and covering a wide range of subject areas – zoological, botanical, ethnographical, etc. We usually have a wide selection of old and odd cookbooks, and of course our ever-changing “Shelf of Awesome” featuring some of our cool and special items.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Boz and Friends, Toronto & Ottawa

Greetings – I’m Dan Calinescu and my business partner is Dave Millross – we are BOZ AND FRIENDS – and we are in business since 1985. Our specialties are CHARLES DICKENS and J.K.ROWLING and FINE and RARE EPHEMERA.
We will have FIRST and EARLY editions of DICKENS and of HARRY POTTER titles. There also will be on offer a variety of other fine books – along with some great Ephemera items.

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

Mark Tooth, The CuriousityShoppeToronto We are looking forward to opening a new chapter at the upcoming Paper Show at the Japanese Culture Centre. Highlights of our selections for this show include: For the travel minded, you can choose from 40+ travel souvenir books from the 1930’s – 1950s or dozens of postcard sets. Looking for something different? We have a large group of colourful fruit labels from the 1920s-40s. In terms of ephemera, there is a nice group of photo albums, Hamilton Watch Progress Reports, a Suffragette Paper Cup from 1915, and a box of interesting pamphlets. Finally, we will also offer a group of paintings, prints, and other illustrations.


Robert Rankin Books, Caledonia has sent photos of a few special items he and Shirley are bringing to the March 10 show. ‘Cup of Gold’ John Steinbeck; How I Found Livingston’ by Stanley; ‘Curry and Rice’ London, Thacker & Co.

John Alexander, Alexander Arts, Toronto

“We will be bringing a selection of books on word and phrase origins. Amaze and annoy your friends. Who needs google when you have a book?”

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.

Wilfrid and Susan will have an important Shakespeare item at OBP. “Here’s a picture of the title-page of Shakespeare’s play Troilus and Cressida, from the fourth folio edition of his collected plays published in 1685 which we’ll be bringing to the OBPS on March 10th”.

Ron Good, Vintage Advertising, Port Hope

“I vend colourful vintage periodical advertising covering a plethora of topics. A great way to decorate (when framed) very economically. Mostly LIFE magazine size.”

Albert McFadden, Cine-Images, Toronto I specialize in non USA movie posters as well as other paper related film advertising items, especially from Communist countries. Most posters produced before 1990 were done by Czech artists without generally using the US marketing model.

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.”

Jeff Coopman, The Usual Suspects, St. Catharines

Coming to the show, signed Louise Penny mysteries; Biological and zoological hand coloured prints from 1869,Assorted Canadiana ( maps, exploration. poetry, history, adventure novels); Hemingway first editions/ printings in original jackets with custom made slipcases; First UK edition of “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Mike Orlando, Hollywood Canteen, Toronto
Mike is proprietor of the above-named shop. His store is home to thousands of vintage movie posters, books on movies, and all kinds of memorabilia relating to Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
Mike sent a few photos of things he’s bringing: An original Chesterfield poster framed….erotic approach to smoking…beautiful image; Michael Jackson original collectibles; a small collection of relics from the TV show ‘Bewitched’.

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – an ideal venue

Kobayashi Hall in the Cultural Centre is a large, high-ceilinged event space. An easy, short walk from the large free parking lot, with accessible facilities. In short, a perfect venue for the Old Book and Paper Show.


By Car

From North:
Take HWY 401 East or West, or HWY 404 South to Don Valley Parkway South.
Go south on the D.V.P. to Wynford Drive exit.
Turn right on Wynford Dr, and turn right again on Garamond Court

From South:
Take Don Valley Parkway North to Eglinton Avenue East exit.
Turn left on Eglinton Avenue, and turn right on Gervais Drive.
Turn right onto Winford Drive, then left on Garamond Court.

Free Parking

We have free parking onsite for visitors. At the time of special events, parking spaces may be limited.

By Transit

Easy to get to…from anywhere in the city Use the ‘Transit’ app (free at the AppStore) and the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT.