MA­BEL’S FABLES BOOK­STORE

North Toronto Post - - Davisville Village/leaside Success Stories -

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

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