Antiquarian Book Fair
The Montreal Antiquarian book fair comes to town next Saturday and Sunday. More than 10,000 old or rare books - each individually curated by a specialist. ...Canadiana, cookbooks, children's books, military history, art books, books on antiques, poetry, maps and signed first editions. With dwindling numbers of second-hand bookstores, this annual event has become a rare occasion to browse.
Adrian King-Edwards knows that more than anyone. He's one of the book fair's organizers - but he's also the owner of The Word Bookstore in the McGill ghetto. His bookstore has been desribed as 'cramped and quirky' - and carrying a "meticulous collection of high-quality books'.
Adrian King-Edwards joins our guest host, Geeta Nadkarni, in studio.