TORONTO WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE (73 Harbord, 416-922-8744) This last of a dying breed of women's bookstores gives you 25 per cent off new titles every month. The book club card gives you one free book under $20.95 for every 10 books purchased for over $9.95. Great prices on used books for courses with stable reading lists and terrific community events. www.womensbookstore.com.
BOOK CITY (501 Bloor West, 416-961-4496, and others) City stalwart - turning 30 this year - offers 10 per cent off all hardcovers and stocks a wide variety of remaindered books. www.bookcitytoronto.com.
PAGES (256 Queen West, 416-598-1447) The city's best mags and cultural criticism. Ten per cent off regularly priced books with a valid student card. Sweet deals on remaindered books. Make yourself known as a student and they'll give you a reduced price on other purchases. www.pagesbooks.ca.
TYPE (883 Queen West, 416-366-8973, www. typebooks.ca) New kid on the block combines a neighbourhood newsstand stocked with international papers and glossies, a library of hardcover coffee table volumes, a great architecture and design section and a kids' nook in the back. Look for 15 per cent off selected titles from a featured small press every month.
To save some bucks - and the trees - check out these used books stores and their specialities.
ABC BOOKS 662 Yonge, 416-967-7654 (pulp, lit)
ABELARD BOOKS 519 Queen West, 416-504-2665 (theology, classics)
ANNEX BOOKS 1083 Bathurst, 416-537-1852 (lit, especially Canlit)
ATTICUS BOOKS 84 Harbord, 416-922-6045 (scholarly)
BABEL BOOKS & MUSIC 123 Ossington, 416-533-9138 (poetry)
BMV BOOKS 10 Edward, 416-977-3087; 2289 Yonge, 416-482-6002 (quality remainders, art books)
BALFOUR BOOKS 601 College, 416-531-9911 (fashion, design)
ELIOT'S BOOKSHOP 584 Yonge, 416-925-0268 (three floors, T.O.'s biggest)
JAMIE FRASER BOOKS 427A Queen West, 2nd Floor, 416-598-7718 (mysteries, pulp)
RECYCLED BOOK SHOP 162 McCaul, 416-351-0802 (art and lit)
SEEKERS BOOKS 509 Bloor West, 416-925-1982 (New Age)
SHE SAID BOOM! 372 College, 416-944-3224; 393 Roncesvalles, 416-531-6843 (philosophy, literature)
TEN EDITIONS BOOKS 698 Spadina, 416-964-3803 (Canadiana, children's)
TRISKELION 1081 Bathurst, 416-588-3727 (psychology, sci-fi, occult)