2021 … one step forward…. 10 back. Again.

The light at the end of the tunnel … wishful thinking!

Dear Friends & Customers….

As we anticipated with great joy the idea of being able to open up again on Friday, June 11th, the fates thought otherwise for us.  On the afternoon of Sunday, June 6th, a freak event with a broken watermain outside on the road completely submerged our basement with over 5 ft of water.  We are in the process of having everything removed and then remediated which will take at least another 1 – 2 weeks.

Until then, we will continue to do curbside visits and pick-ups with short visits in the front of the store when possible. We also will be maintaining our policy of a ‘locked door’ as we are only allowed a small percentage in the store at any given time. Otherwise, we will bring your goodies to the door, take your card if it taps or cash if that is the only option. 

We ask for your patience during this trying time!

Just a reminder…. as we have for now over 94 years, we are here to help you with your educational / office supply / school supply / art supply needs!

And don’t forget those special occasions that need a unique gift! 

Current hours – Monday to Saturday:  10:30am to 5pm

You can place your orders by phone, email and through Facebook Messenger or Instagram. Delivery available – call to arrange by credit card.

Our contact info is as follows: Phone: 416-241-5801

Email:  squibbs@on.aibn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SquibbsStationers/

Instagram: @squibbsbooks

Our History…

Since May 5th, 1927, Squibb’s has been committed to offering our customers excellent quality, service and price. We are a 100% Canadian, privately owned and operated business. Our mission daily is to keep to the original values of our founder, Arthur T. Squibb and then his son Gordon, building on what was created 90 squibbs80thyears ago.

Our strengths are: product knowledge, ability to custom order and fair pricing.  We are proud to say that we are the oldest bookstore in Toronto and one of the oldest stationery stores in the GTA. 

We strongly believe that old fashioned and personal customer service is a lost art and that our clients appreciate what we can do for them.

We stock the following:

    • Books for all ages & subjects
    • Textbooks & Educational Material – our specialty!
    • All grade levels – K to 12, ESL
    • Bible & religious/spiritual books
    • Unique and fun gift items
    • Office/School/Art Supplies
    • Our own ‘Squibb’s Organic Honey’
    • and much more!

And, if we don’t have it in stock, we would be most pleased to order it in for you! This includes university and college textbooks.

4 Responses to 2021 … one step forward…. 10 back. Again.

  1. Gurpreet Singh says:

    Looking for think like a monk by jay shetty

    • suri says:

      Hi Gurpreet,

      Sorry for delay in answering… are you still looking for the book? Please call us to discuss if you are – 416-241-5801


  2. Bob Woods says:

    Great to see History survive… I remember many evenings doing homework upstairs when my parents John and Judith Woods used to own this store back in the mid 70’s. How Weston has changed over the years.

    Wishing you continued success!

    • suri says:

      Thanks Bob for reaching out! I have no information on your parents – didn’t even know their names other than the last name. I actually had a request for information from a Sher Bradbeer who was looking for your family but since I had none, I couldn’t share (not that I would without consent!!). Give me a call – 416-241-5801 – I’d love to get your family history to go with the rest. I know the family who bought from your parents, Milt & Kally Janetakes, but nothing about yours.

      Suri @ Squibbs

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