Sunday, November 10, 2019

Because I Love Bookstores: Curiosa, Purveyors of Extraordinary Things

This delightful store in Toronto did have a wide collection of absolutely fun books, as well as the promised extraordinary things, so I will include it in my log of bookstore finds though it is high on novelty offerings. If you are, like me, a fan of stationary, cards and games, or occasionally tempted to entirely redecorate your house... You will like this store too.

Our haul included everything from books and stationery to candlestick holders and a wick trimmer!

"Curiosa aims to uphold the statutes of The Curiosa Society by stocking a diverse selection of eclectic curios, vintage reproductions, quirky novelties, and licensed magical goods. Curiosos Heather and Stephen Sauer founded Curiosa to be a place of marvels – a space in-between; a magical retreat; a fantastical world on the other side of the door." 

They succeeded, by the way. I came away wondering what possibilities existed for opening a branch in my own hometown!

This was a fun novelty at the Curiosa Shop
(my sister and I reflected in the mirror above).
I personalized a "lucky token" for the hubby.
Because everybody needs a black cat stamp
for the black cat journal (the journal
is from my local indie, Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore).

Website: Curiosa
Location: 1273 Queen Street West - Toronto, ON, Canada

Would I return? That's a big Y-E-S! Heck, I'd live there!

Bonus: Bathroom pictures! Because who doesn't love a public bathroom filled with so much heart and inspiration?


1 comment:

  1. Writer, author, editor, publisher, and book store owner...