The Fisher will be closed for two weeks at the end of the summer, from August 19 to August 30, 2019. We will reopen on September 3, 2019.


Location & Hours

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

120 St. George Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1A5


Mon-Fri - 9am-5pm
Sat, Sun - Closed

Current Exhibition

Binding for Instructionis sacerdotum libri septem
Tue, May. 21, 2019 to Fri, Aug. 16, 2019

This exhibition features the covers or the bindings of books as a reflection of their production and consumption – or, in other words, the material book as witness to its manufacture, use, and survival.

Note: On Wednesday July 24, there will be a one-hour tour of the exhibition by the curators. The tour begins at 1 pm. We hope to see you there!

What's new at Fisher

Cover of the Pedestal

These periodicals chronicle important social issues as they developed and inform today’s political climate.

Cover of June 2019 issue of the Halcyon

The June 2019 issue of the Friends of Fisher newsletter is now available. Please come inside to pick one up, or download it free from our web site.

Featured Collection

Bookplate from Flickr collection.
This album of bookplates contains over one thousand specimens of Canadian individual and institutional bookplates, dating to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.




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Fisher Audio

Nick Wilding, Professor of History at Georgia State University, delivered this year's John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture on his work detecting Galileo forgeries.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018