Sunday, November 15, 2009

Balfour


No Sunday would be complete without a visit to our favourite used bookstore in Toronto: Balfour Books in Little Italy. 601 College Street

They have great window displays. Oh, there's an Aaron Siskind. Trevor likes Siskind. Louis told us that people are buying books out of the window as Christmas presents.

Their front racks are stocked with thrillers and other reliable fast reads.

Above they always put the latest hardcovers.

I bought Andreas Gursky's latest collection of architecture photos. It's a lap-sized catalogue of his last German show with essays about each of the 15 featured works. Here Altdorfer's "Battle of Alexander at Issus (1529) is being compared to one of Gursky's photos of a Madonna concert.

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