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

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Welcome to Ben McNally Books

Dear Friends;

Thanks to all of you for another wildly successful brunch season.
We'll return Sept. 18. Please note that we'll have to increase the price
of a brunch ticket to $55 dollars starting September.

Please stop in soon if you find you need some help finding something to read; we have lots of good ideas.

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

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


Special Event

45 Books in 45 Minutes: FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:30pm

Ben McNally Books

Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

Get ready for the cottage, the airplane trip, the bus ride, the beach, the canoe. Whatever your mode of chill, Ben McNally, Lynn Thomson, and the staff of Ben McNally Books will tell you about the best, the most talked-about, and the most important fiction and non-fiction of the season. Quickly.



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.