thomas fisher rare book library


Canada’s Small Presses Hold Court at the Fisher Library


The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is to Torontonian readers what Arcadia is to gardeners. From a dimly lit exhibition space, I felt in the company of every book that was or could ever be written. Strong in ten core subjects including philosophy and incunabula, Fisher’s seven-hundred thousand volumes make for a sublime sight. The current exhibition is called A Death Greatly Exaggerated: Canada’s...