Fine books and prints
BACKGROUND: We opened our bookshop in Lakefield’s old railway station in 1998. Since then we have been gradually restoring the building, an on-going process, while building an extensive inventory of fine used books and prints. Today the station lies at the end of a picturesque rail-trail which follows the old line from Peterborough north alongside the Otonabee River to the village of Lakefield. In past days steamers waited at the end of the line to carry visitors to their summer cottages on the Kawartha Lakes. Today, the trail is well-used in summer by cyclists, walkers, joggers and assorted dogs.
OUR BUSINESS: We have a small family staff: David, with decades of experience as a collector, reader, student and lover of the book, runs the day-to-day store details of buying and selling. Elizabeth, retired from her previous employment, professionally mats and frames some of our antique prints in her framing room located at the shop. Bronwen, our daughter, who works as a book and paper conservator, is designing and managing our web site.
BUSINESS HOURS: We are currently open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 – 5:00, Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00; other days by chance, please phone ahead. We will continue to fill orders and answer enquiries via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.