Many people ask if we have an online catalogue to review and order from. The simple answer is no as it is too difficult to post every product we carry — we just have so much to offer! Our store is unique and unusual — you won’t find our kind of product mix just anywhere… from textbooks and workbooks, to Bibles and gifts, and then on to art, office and school supplies … we have it all! Come and visit — if we don’t have it, we’ll try to order it for you.
From time to time, I will add products to this page, change it up and highlight my faves! Click on the pics to enlarge.
I would be remiss (and I have been!!), if I did not highlight our ‘Squibbs Honey‘. A few years ago, just before our 90th anniversary, Gord Squibb, great-grandson of our founder, Arthur, mentioned that he and his kids were selling organic honey. The boys, Gabe & Andrew, set up a little table during our event and a new chapter for us began! We have regularly been selling their honey and it has been a ‘sweet success’ (pun intended)! In fact, it has become part of my own nightly ritual of cutting up a whole lemon, adding a spoonful of yummy honey and then adding boiling water to make my lemon-honey tea. I have it nightly with my dinner and then until bed, adding hot water throughout the night and then adding a bit more in the morning to the remaining lemon to drink. Very soothing!
Our biggest sellers in the gift lines this year are Globes from Replogle. We are getting calls from all over the GTA and even from overseas for these wonderful pieces which are made in the USA by hand. Prices begin from about $45 for 9 – 12″ globes but we have some that are under $20! We can easily custom order almost any globe in the Replogle line and have them in stock within the week. To peruse their line, check out: http://www.replogleglobes.com/
Some other items that we always keep in stock are journals, pens and fountain pens. You wouldn’t think that in this electronic age that a fountain pen would be still selling but they are! We keep a good selection in stock of the various styles of books and pens starting at about $8. Here is a small sample… our selection changes regularly!
One of our biggest sellers is Bibles. We carry a selection, mainly King James Version, ranging in price from $9 to $75 but we are able to order in almost anything you like. Just let us know which translation, price point, size of type and cover you are looking for and if we don’t have something to suit your needs, we’ll get it in for you, usually within a week. And we keep a nice selection of children’s Bibles too!
Communion & Confirmation / Baptisms & Christenings …. We keep gift ideas and cards year-round for your events. We have a wide selection of picture frames, unique items and Rosaries. Because of our relationship with suppliers, we can often bring in custom orders within 24 to 72 hours depending on availability. Our personalized service is our strength and we can make suggestions based on price points or interest.
And of course, the 2020 favourite past-time was doing puzzles, so we have been restocking on a regular basis from our various suppliers. One supplier that you are able to view options on is Eurographics, found here: https://www.eurographics.ca/
P.S…. We are also a “commercial and social stationers” which means we do business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, seal. Please call to discuss options, etc. All orders are pre-paid as well.
Other gift companies we order from regularly are below but there are many others too!
Abbot Collection https://www.abbottcollection.com/
Enesco Canada https://www.enescocanada.com/