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

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Upcoming events

Welcome to Ben McNally Books

Dear Friends;

We're back at work, rested and ready to resume.

We'll be having a brunch in January for the first time in ages, and we should be able to get some of our other events up here this week so you can see what we're up to.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday (except for long weekends) 11-5, closed Sunday.

The Bay Street bus stops at our door.


Upcoming Events

2015 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books and Brunch

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00am

King Edward Hotel

2015 marks the fourteenth awarding of The RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction. Join us at the Vanity Fair Ballroom at the King Edward Hotel on March 1st to hear each of the finalists share their experiences, wit, and insights into the writer's life.

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

Dinner with Helen Macdonald

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:00pm


Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

Meet and dine with Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk at grano on Saturday, March 28th, 2015. Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $100 per person (includes full meal with wine, a copy of the book, and all taxes). Please call us at (416) 361-0032 to purchase tickets, or send an e-mail to



A Magnificent Thriller

The Paying Guests

by Sarah Waters

McClelland & Stewart

How effortless great writers make it seem, this business of novel writing. Sarah Waters, no little stranger to the art, has taken matters to a new level with her latest book, The Paying Guests. If anyone asks you what the components of a novel should be, if anyone out there wants a primer on the architecture, the intent, the pace of a great story, refer them to this one. It is a great achievement.