Writers & Co.

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Writers & Co.

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Writers & Co. was opened by transplated New Yorker Irene McGuire in October 1982. The store's mandate was largely McGuire's mandate: she stocked the books because she wanted them. Its strengths were its collection of literary fiction, criticism and poetry, and it also had a unique and strong selection of books on baseball. The store became a much-beloved haven for book lovers in Toronto and abroad. The store suffered some financial problems in the early 1990s, which eventually forced its closure.


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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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