We are antiquarian booksellers (ABAC, ILAB) located in London, Ontario. The texts we love are bizarre and charming: local history, true crime, the occult, fine literature, artist's books, erotica, counterculture, Canadian art, comic books. Most of all, we love books and we share that mutual love with our favourite clients.
A freelance writer, editor and local historian, Vanessa is the author of The Grand Old Lady: A History of Hotel London. Her forthcoming book London Culture: 150 Moments (written with Jason) will be published this summer by Biblioasis. She is also a murderino, and wants to remind you to stay sexy and don't get murdered!
A bookseller for the last twenty years, Jason Dickson is also a writer. His column The Antiquarium appears regularly in Canadian Notes and Queries (CNQ). His forthcoming book London Culture: 150 Moments (written with Vanessa) will be published this summer by Biblioasis.
Leah Thomas is a calligrapher, cartoonist and graphic designer. In addition to making sure that Jason and Vanessa don't drown in their own filth, she works as our Sunday artist-in-residence and is the author of Bookhunt.
Tyner is an apprentice bookseller and writer. Probably the most enthusiastic person you'll meet in day he has been know to work for knowledge alone if the contents prove orphically attuned to his particular tastes.