The World’s biggest bookstore at 20 Edward St. just north of the Eaton’s Centre, apparently isn’t the largest in size these days but still claims that it has the largest amount of titles in the world with over 20 kilometres of bookshelves. For me, a more impressive claim to fame is that it appeared in the movie Short Circuit 2 and Johnny 5 is still alive!
Once a former bowling alley, it still has that slightly seedy feeling. Roaming the aisles, I try and avoid the tweenies and their Twilight section and head straight to Travel where I find ‘The cheap bastards guide to’ series, a cool new find which I’d never heard of before. Upstairs I found the ‘Brick Bible’ – the Old Testament narrated with Lego men. The most amusing thing for me though was the unusual book categories: Bad guys, Heaven, Thrill Me, and the more interesting ‘Fulfill Me’. Now how can you resist buying that?
World’s Biggest Bookstore 20 Edward St, M5G 1C9