A bookshop in Toronto, The Monkey’s Paw, is definitely a curiosity shop. It specializes in “uncommon scholarly and out-of-print books; ephemera & images; manual typewriters; [and] biological specimens.”
Seriously. One would expect some odd things in a book and curiosity shop, but biological specimens? Definitely a must-see if one is ever in the Toronto area.
The books offered are amusing to note, such as A Treatise on the Use of Flogging in Medicine and Venery by John Henry Meibomius along with poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Something for everyone. From history nerds, literature lovers, and people who are just amused by rare and weird items.
To check out some of what The Monkey’s Paw stocks, check out their blog. [http://mo-paw.blogspot.com/]