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

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Welcome to Ben McNally Books

Dear Friends,

Happy Easter! We'll be devouring our chocolate eggs and rabbits and chickens all weekend, so the store will be closed this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We'll be open again Monday morning, once we've recovered from ingesting all that sugar.

April is Poetry Month, so here's a poem

The Furtive Visit

We opened the foxed pages of our hearts
back, further back, and let them stand,
climbed through mild rain to the nippled pond,
clung in a wet embrace, then drew apart.

I watched the tailights judder as you took
the downhill elbows of the mudslicked lane
minutes shy of midnight. Not again,
I thought, whistling the dogs back in,

the rain now picking up its steady redirect.

Maxine Kumin,
from And Short the Season
W.W.Norton, 2014

Why not read a poem to someone you love? It's April.

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

The Bay Street bus stops at our door.


Upcoming Events

Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:00am

King Edward Hotel

Brunch takes place 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

Get Lit!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery

Hosted by: Get Lit

Announcing the sixth Get Lit! event — a compelling evening of literature and conversation led by a unique line-up of notable Canadians who will share and discuss a piece of writing that has inspired them to achieve their own success.

All funds raised go to The Running & Reading Club, an after-school program that effectively addresses the benefits of literacy and physical activity for children living in poverty. The program currently services over 1,600 underprivileged children across Canada.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Get Lit website.


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The (Complete) Story of a Crime

Free Falling. As If In a Dream

by Leif G.W. Persson


With the publication this month of Free Falling, As If In a Dream English speaking readers can finally read, in its entirety, one of the most ambitious literary police procedurals ever crafted.
This is a fictionalized account of the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme and the subsequent bungled and compromised investigation into it, told from inside the Swedish Police Services.