Welcome to Steven Temple Books


Having operated shops on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto since our founding in 1974, we closed the shop in March, 2014 and now operate from home in Welland, Ontario (close to Niagara Falls, only two turns from Toronto). We can see visitors by appointment. The books (currently around 10,000 of them) are priced, on shelves, and in categories. We continue to specialize in literary books, especially Canadian literary books, general Canadiana, and select out-of-print and rare books in various fields (mostly 19th and 20th century, though we do stock some earlier). We now have some ephemera, but don’t stock comic books, fairly recent used books, bestseller novels, nor paperbacks (unless collectible). Business is primarily by internet or mail. We welcome and pay attention to wants lists when they are for books we might actually find some day and which are worth more than a token amount.

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Amex, PayPal, cheque (Canada and US only), money order, e-transfer (Canada only) – even cash.

Some recent arrivals…

    Natural History of the Islands of California
    Edition: First paperback printing

    pp (xii), 491 + colour photos. Line drawing, maps, index. Very soft cover creases at fore edges, else fine, no owner marks. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 47081
    View cart More details Price: USD $14.95
  • Kendrick, Bryce
    The Fifth Kingdom
    Edition: First printing

    pp (viii), 364. Line drawings, index. Mild cover rubbing, near fine otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 47082
    View cart More details Price: USD $17.95

A selection of our current highlights…