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Leisure summer reading: World's Smallest Bookshop

(Added 12 August 2010)


Image: World’s Smallest Bookshop
County Road 503, Minden Hills, ON, Canada

For bookish summer revelers making there way from Montreal to Ontario cottage country, Leisure Projects recommends a stop at the World’s Smallest Bookshop on County Road 503, Minden Hills, Ontario.

The World’s Smallest Bookshop occupies a roadside shed measuring roughly 10’ x 10’. Wood burned signs greet the road-weary and announce the pleasures within – “Come on in and say to hello to … Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, John Steinbeck, Margaret Laurence, The Bronte Sisters, Alice Munro, Scott Fitzgerald, Robertson Davies…”

Packed with delicious summer reading from floor to ceiling, the World’s Smallest Bookshop is shelved by author with titles available by many Leisure favourites. The shop operates on an honour system, inviting shoppers to deposit a three dollar payment per book in a wooden cash box, and to make a note of books purchased to help in replenishing stock.

For a larger selection of books and ephemera viistors are directed to a barn located behind a chicken coop and a pheasant run. Fresh eggs are also available for purchase.

For those not making the trip this summer a google street view is here

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