March 30, 2017
June 21, 2015
#apps4TO Kicks Off + the week in TO innovation and biz:
Microbiz of the Weekend: Pizza Rovente
June 18, 2015
Amy Schumer, and a long winter nap.
October 30, 2014
Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
Just Our Type
To mark its fifth anniversary, Queen St. bookstore Type offers a statistical self-portrait.

This weekend Type Books celebrates five years at its original location in Trinity Bellwoods. Five years in which the Type gang have welcomed scores of neighbours into their house of books. Neighbours with whom they’ve shared the same strip of Queen W., the same park, the same early-morning coffee-and-croissant line-ups. They’ve shared stories (they like stories), the weather, the economic climate. The weather may finally be getting warmer, but the forecast for indie bookstores remains a bit drizzly. Neighbours, however, can make for nice umbrellas. (Neighbours like us, we’re just down the street.) To mark their fifth Type is staging a full-day of readings at the store this Saturday. They’ve also provided us with this numerical reflection on the store’s comings and goings. Type Books at Five: A Statistical Self-Portrait Bookstores in Trinity Bellwoods 2005: 0 …in 2006: 1 …in 2009: 2 …in 2011: 1 Staff at opening: 4 Staff at 5-year anniversary: 12 Orders placed: 4,604 Shipments received: 9,571 Average weekly deliveries: 17.5 Weekly window cleaning costs 2006: $5.25 The same in 2011: $6.00 Break-ins: 2 High-speed shoplifter pursuits: 1 Oscar-winning actors served: 2 (Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts) Notorious bike-hoarding felons as neighbours: 1 Percentage of total KENK: A Graphic Portrait print run sold by Type: 12 Weekly White Squirrel beverages consumed: 40 Floods: 1 David Markson titles currently in the “Plotless Fiction” section: 5 Percentage of customers who never pick up their special orders: 20 PINKO buttons sold after 2010 mayoral election: 575 Cash register code for Type’s now-vintage Virginia Johnson tote bags: 5 Staff members with published books: 3 “I don’t know the title but the cover is blue” riddles successfully solved: 85% Magazines sold:  9,828 Gifts wrapped: 748 Year Indigo’s Kobo e-reader launched: 2010 Year Type had its highest Christmas sales to date: 2010 Chance that Clafouti will be sold out of pain au chocolat before you get there: 50/50 Chance that the 501 streetcar will go by 2 minutes too soon (or 10 mins too late): 60/40 Satisfaction gained from reading a good book in the park on a nice day: ?  

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
  • No article found.
  • By TS Editors
    October 31st, 2014
    Uncategorized A note on the future of Toronto Standard
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Culture Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Editors Pick John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 29th, 2014
    Culture Marvel marks National Cat Day with a series of cats dressed up as its iconic superheroes
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More