MABEL’S FABLES BOOKSTORE
662 MOUNT PLEASANT RD. • 416 322 0438 mabelsfables.com
Why is there a cat in the owner’s photograph? Eleanor LeFave, has owned the bookstore for the last 30 years, but the real boss is Mabel, the cat. Cat owners are a long tradition in real bookstores.
What is your favourite book? All of them. Even though we have two floors of children’s books and a dynamic adult fiction department, we don’t have room for anything that isn’t excellent.
What is your secret to success? We offer a pleasant reading experience for our loyal customers. Our unique signature baby baskets are a wonderful gift and start to create a great reader for life. And with our bookstore arranged by age, all children can grow up discovering all the best from our age departments. Also, customers can always choose that perfect present - we have fancy (and free) gift wrap.
Describe your team. All the Mabel’s booksellers are equally crazy about reading, books, people & their children, and of course, cats. With such a deep knowledge of the books, they are wonderful to listen to … customers thank them a lot.
Do you have a name? Of course I do, I’m Mabel the III. We are approaching our 30th anniversary and planning a big celebration in September. Everyone will be invited.
Owner: Eleanor LeFave & Mabel III