Long live the independent bookstore! Toronto-based booksellers Samara Walbohm and Joanne Saul are the founders and co-owners of Type, one of the city’s hottest spots for printed matter. With two locations on Queen St. West and in Forest Hill, Walbohm and Saul have created warm community spaces and destinations for bookworms—or anyone who enjoys a good window display.

The shop hosts book clubs, launches, special events, conversations, and afterschool programs. Type posts reading lists of favorite tomes, though their friendly booksellers are always available for recommendations as well.

Walbohm and Saul told us about the shop’s origin and offered some great suggestions for summer reading.

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