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The Monkey’s Paws – a not-to-miss book shop in Toronto (owned by an Iowa friend’s son)

The Monkey’s Paw.
So I’m midway through this story in last Sunday’s NYTimes Style mag “T” about a fantastic “oddly modern antiquarian bookshop” in Toronto  that specializes “in the arcane and the absurd” called The Monkey’s Paws when I suddenly realize the shop owner is the son of a friend of ours from Ames,  Giles Fowler.  How cool is that?!
Clockwise from right: Fowler’s one-of-a-kind Biblio-Mat; medical and criminal justice books published circa 1960s by Charles C. Thomas; a display of vintage Penguin paperbacks.Andrew RowatClockwise from right:

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