In Harbord Village, south of The Annex, beside UofT
"73 Harbord Street" . Southwest corner of Harbord & Spadina.
2 blocks south of the Spadina subway station
Monday-Wednesday: 10:30am-6:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 10:30am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
TWB is run by a Board of Directors
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The Toronto Women's Bookstore is a non-profit bookstore dedicated to promoting anti-oppression politics and feminist politics. Their mission is to provide books by women writers, especially marginalized women, including women of colour, First Nations women, lesbians, other queer women, working class women, disabled women, Jewish women, and other groups of women.

They have a mandate to be an information provider and community resource for events, political actions, women's health care, self care, different community groups. Their mandate includes organizing events that reflect the communities of women they serve.

Founded in 1973, the idea for the Toronto Women's Bookstore grew out of a need for a space for women where books written by women, for women and about women's issues could be available and for sale. The Bookstore grew from a single shelf of books to what is now the largest, non-profit feminist & humanistic bookstore in Canada.

Books that they carry reflect a feminist and humanistic philosophy. They are specialists in feminist and cultural theory, queer men of colour, health, violence against women, lesbian issues, and writing by women of colour, First Nations women and Jewish women. They also offer a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction by Canadian and international writers plus much more. They provide magazines, journals and zines that are otherwise hard to find. They also have a great selection of music and sell locally made jewelry. They have a mail order service to anywhere in the world and can special order hard to find titles. They arrange course book orders and deliveries for university and college professors from a wide range of disciplines.

Their hardcover books are always 10% off.

They offer a multitude of community services such as bulletin boards, reading groups, and courses. They also host author readings and book launches. Some of their past launches include Alice Walker (By The Light Of My Father's Smile), Dionne Brand (At The Full And Change Of The Moon), Patricia Hill Collins (Black Feminist Thought), Dorothy Allison (Cavedweller), and Shauna Singh Baldwin (What The Body Remembers).

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