2024 means… we turned 97!!!

As we inch closer to our 97th(!) anniversary of serving our Weston community and beyond, we received some lovely Valentine’s Day messages through our BIA’s Valentine’s Day contest. Neighbours were encouraged to write their Valentine messages to and about their favourite businesses in our BIA and here is a pic of one of the winners, Jerry, being presented his gift card to shop locally! We are blessed to have such lovely neighbours and customers who come to visit, spend a few $$ and keep our store humming…

Back-to-School @ Squibb’s!

Looking for textbooks, supplies & art supplies? Check us out! As the oldest book & stationery store in Toronto, we are always happy to help you with what you need for a successful school year. If we have it in stock or need to order in, we can help you out!

We are remiss… we forgot to wish our wonderful but flawed country a very Happy Canada Day last week! Apologies!!!

Canadian Indigenous Flag (formerly known as the Canadian Native Flag) was designed by the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist Curtis Wilson. We hope this flag brings a better understanding of the First Nations of our country and a vision for a unified Canada that still revels in its diversity.

Happy Pride!!!!

April showers bring May flowers… plus, it also means we get to celebrate our next milestone anniversary! And as a bonus, we get to celebrate the Coronation of the new King Charles III…

Paying homage to our original owners, Arthur & Cary Squibb along with their son, Gordon (who was a great photo enthusiast), we have archival photos of our late Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Day celebrations in Weston! It was an epic and monumental event, with the whole community coming down to Main Street as it was known to salute the Queen… with bunting, parades & decorated store windows along with a special newsreel in the local cinema, it was a truly special day! Check out our crown on the second floor as well as one of the windows before they were renovated.

Please do let us know if you have special book requests or other gift needs that we can help you with. If you are new to us, we specialize in serving the individual with custom orders from our various publishing contacts and suppliers! And of course, if you are an educator, ask us how we can help you with your textbook needs for yourself or school.

Saying good-bye to 2022….

Thank you to our loyal customers, old and new, who visited us this past year! We wouldn’t be ‘Squibbs’ without you….

Christmas & Chanukah 2022

We are getting excited to celebrate!

Forty-two years ago on April 10th, 1980 just before the store turned 53, my dear late parents, Jack & Marilyn, took the bold step to take on a ‘new adventure’ in the Town of Weston.

That adventure was Squibb’s Stationers.

Now, 42 years later, we are looking forward to celebrating our 95th anniversary as the oldest bookstore & now the oldest stationers in the GTA! It’s as surprising to us as it is to many, that we have survived all this time so we have to thank everyone for their support and loyalty over all these years…

And don’t forget, it’s Mother’s Day on May 8th, so what perfect timing to come for a visit, pick up a gift & be part of our Squibb’s history!

At our 90th celebrations, a dear friend made us a picture and I share it below…

We strive to have a unique selection of great gift giving ideas … books for everyone, general & religious gifts, mugs, puzzles, socks, art supplies, Bibles & so much more! Book orders are our specialty for both general reading as well as academic – just contact us for details.

Just a reminder…. for almost 95 years, we have been here to help you with your educational / office supply / school supply / art supply needs!

Please note:  We are no longer keeping our door locked – just come in!

Regular hours:

Monday to Saturday:  10:30am to 6pm

Sundays … Closed

While masking will no longer be mandatory in the days to come, we highly encourage our visitors to maintain masking for everyone’s protection.

We thank you for understanding!

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:  [email protected]

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

Instagram: @squibbsbooks

Our History…

Cary Squibb 1933

Since May 5th, 1927, Squibb’s has been committed to offering our customers excellent quality, service & price. We are a 100% Canadian, privately owned & operated business. Our mission daily is to keep to the original values of our founder, Arthur T. Squibb & then his son Gordon, building on what was created 95 years 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 & now the oldest stationery store 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!

We would like to acknowledge that this community is situated upon traditional Indigenous territories that include: the Wendat, the Anishnabeg Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Toronto Purchase and applies to lands east of Brown’s Line to Woodbine Avenue and north towards Newmarket. We also recognize and respect the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land.  Weston is situated on what is commonly known as the ‘The Carrying Place Trail’.

23 Responses to 2024 means… we turned 97!!!

  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

  3. patricia johnson says:

    looking for a great inspirational tape for a friend who will be travelling on a long flight

  4. Flordeliza cabral says:

    I am looking for bible britanica Hope you will have one. Pls let me know
    I appreciate when you have one my email below to find me Hsve a great day
    Thank you

    • suri says:

      Hi Flordeliza,

      it’s not a Bible I have heard of before. Can you please supply an ISBN or any other details like a publisher to point me in a direction?

      Suri @ Squibbs

  5. Peggy says:

    Do you carry KJV leather bound New Testaments?

    • suri says:

      Hi Peggy,
      Sorry for delay in response. We only have a couple of New Testaments but not bound in leather. I can try to source if you are still looking.

      Please email me directly – [email protected].

      Suri @ Squibbs

  6. JANICE says:

    Hi, do you have the Cepher Bible, and how
    much is the cost?

    • suri says:

      Hi Janice,

      Sorry for late reply – I didn’t see this until just now. We don’t carry but can try to find. Best to call me to discuss if you are still looking.


  7. Hormoz Tajzadeh says:

    Do you have books in other languages, ie. In Persian?
    If you do, please let me know if you have “Uncle Napoleon” written by Iraj Pezeshkzad.

    Thank you

    • suri says:

      Sorry for the late reply – I didn’t get a notification that you messaged. We don’t carry other languages at this time.

      You might find a store on the Danforth that might be able to help.

  8. Anna says:

    Good afternoon,

    I looking for these french books: Do you stock these?
    Equipe Nouvelle: Part 1 Encore Cahier D’activites-2 Qty
    Equipe Nouvelle: Part 2-1 Qty
    Cay Y Est by Dr. Keith Simmonds-1 Qty

    • suri says:

      Hi Anna,
      Sorry for delayed reply. I don’t carry these titles but can try to order if you are still needing. Please call to discuss.

  9. Inskip Millett says:

    I am looking for a book entitled Concentration by Mouni Sadhu, I wonder if you have it?

  10. behavior analysis says:

    i need the behavior analysis textbook

  11. Allie says:

    Hello, a couple of stock questions:
    do you carry Renner Davis stationery or similar?
    Also do you stock laser and inkjet printer cartridges if yes can call you with model info.
    Thank you, allie

    • suri says:

      Hi Allie,
      I’m not familiar with Renner Davis stationery – is there something specific you are looking for? And as for laser and inkjet cartridges, we don’t keep any in stock as there are far too many to be able to do so. We can order if our supplier carries them but they will be expensive. I’m happy to look up a number and brand for you if you call or email us directly.


  12. Rajvir says:

    Is there any part-time job available for students?

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