The book fair people rented the Baillie Court this year -- the classy event space Frank Gehry created on the 3rd floor of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Being there reminded John and I how much we love Gehry's renovation of the AGO.
The Fair is international with book sellers from the USA and Great Britain as well as across Canada.
Especially rare books were locked in these displays.
A first edition of Jude the Obscure in its original dust jacket.
Out of our range.
There were some nice illustrated books.
John Baldessari's Throwing Three Balls in the Air to get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), Milan, 1973. $4000.
John was pleased to find a treasure -- an out-of-print copy of Big North, a beautifully-designed Key Porter book about John Hartman one of our favourite painters.