You? Well then, you shouldn't be reading this blog. Plain and simple.
Anyway, I'm supposed to be reviewing Toronto' Book City, so here goes:
It's great! I know that's a simple thing to say, but really, it sort of sums things up. I know it's not always as close as say, you're local Chapters/Indigo (boo! hiss!) but taking the time to support independent businesses like this one is always worthwhile.
Book City is great because it has everything. Everything current, I mean. Personally, when I lived in the Annex, I have to admit that to save cash, I often checked out BMB first. But if BMB didn't have what I wanted, if the book I was looking for was brand new, or if I just felt flush, I'd walk down the street to Book City instead and I was always happy I did. (There are several Book City locations in Toronto if you are not in the Annex, fear not.)
Anyway, my one beef with Book City is that is is often very crowded. I like the effect (very bookish) but at the same time, when I can't find what I want right away, I become frustrated. If you're like me, save yourself the aggravation and just ask for help immediately. Book City clerks are super knowledgeable and should be able to find what you're looking for in an instant (or, if they don't have it, they'll let you know right away).
Anyway, check it out. If you like what you find and you buy a lot of books (like I do), consider getting a loyalty card. You'll save a lot. And even if you don't, enjoy the bookmarks. They come free with every purchase. It's a small thing, but I like having all those yellow bookmarks around. It makes me feel good.
Book City (Annex)
2350 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON (416) 766-9412