366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON  M5H 4B2
Tel. 416-361-0032

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Welcome to Ben McNally Books

Dear Friends;

We had a wonderful time with Authors for Indies last weekend. Thanks to stellar authors Nick Pengelley, Ian Brown, Amy Stuart, Teva Harrison, Alissa York, and Lynn Thomson for their time and enthusiasm; and thank you to our fine customers who came by to support us all. We're looking forward to doing it again next year!

Monday-Friday 9-6; Saturday (except long weekends) 11-5;
Closed Sunday.

The Bay Street bus (no longer!!!) stops near our door.


Upcoming Events

Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books & Brunch

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00am

King Edward Hotel

Brunch is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).

Please call us at (416) 361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.

Special Event


Alice Dreger at Grano

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Grano Ristorante

Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

CGOV and Ben McNally Books present professor Alice Dreger, and her powerful and fascinating book Galileo's Middle Finger.
Drinks at 6, dinner at 6.30
Tickets are $100 per person, (includes full meal and wine, and all taxes, and a copy of the book) and must be purchased in advance. Call us 416.361.0032 with a credit card to make your reservation.



The Vanishing Velazquez

The Vanishing Velazquez

by Laura Cumming


In October of 1845 a bookseller in Reading, named John Snare, bought a painting at auction.
The painting was grimy and dry, and Snare bought it a price so low that he began to doubt his original notion that it was a portrait of a young Charles I, and of significant value.
Snare cleaned it up, and then set out to discover what he could of its provenance, and eventually became convinced that it was a royal portrait, and that it had been painted in Spain by Diego Velazquez. Proving it was harder to do.