Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller


Westmount Book Fair

Celebrating its
25th anniversary
in 2017

Book Fair logo

Canada's Smallest Book Fair !

Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note new venue ...
Centre Greene
The Greene Avenue Community Centre
1090 Greene Avenue, south of Dorchester
Westmount, Montreal, Quebec

Admission $3
(Children under 10 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.)

Click here for directions

Emil Zola

Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat

Antiquarian, rare, fine, out-of-print and collectible books, maps and prints,
from a varied and eclectic group of Quebec and Ontario dealers,
will be on display for your perusal and purchase,
including some of the treasures featured below

We hope to see you there!

For the past twenty-five years Quebec and Ontario book dealers have come to Westmount to exhibit at a small but always interesting fair. These booksellers will be gathering on Saturday, March 11, to bring you a fascinating selection of titles on a wide range of subjects.

What better way to spend a Saturday than browsing their books and selecting those few that you simply can't live without!

Come join us for the 25th annual fair!

For more information e-mail wilfrid@defreitasbooks.com
or call (514) 935-9581

May We Borrow Your Husband

May We Borrow Your Husband

Highlights at the 2017 Westmount Book Fair

Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller

A programme card for the Town of Westmount Children's Demonstration celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 — 120 years ago! One of dozens of celebrations held across Canada and the Empire that week, this one included band music, an address, and the presentation of a silk Union Jack and streamer to "each family resident in Westmount having children sixteen years of age or under."

Guy de Grosbois, Libraire

The Gazette Building Third Annual Picnic, a fine programme showing details of the music, menu and games featured during this excursion on the steamer "The Duchess of York" to a picnic in Lavaltrie in July, 1909.

The Word

A true Montreal treasure: a signed copy of Leonard Cohen's first book, Let Us Compare Mythologies. This collection of poems, published as part of the McGill Poetry Series soon after Cohen graduated from the University, contains youthful poems and was dedicated to his father who died when the author was young.

Dacart Livres rares, manuscrits et œuvres d'art

A Proclamation of the National Flag of Canada is a reproduction of the original illumination kept in Library and Archives Canada. This scarce broadside, with coloured illustrations of the Canadian Coat of Arms and of the new Flag, known as the Maple Leaf, was published by the Queen's Printer, Ottawa, in 1965, with parallel texts in English and French and bearing the facsimile signatures of Queen Elizabeth II, Guy Favreau and Lester B. Pearson. It was originally presented with the compliments of Rolland Paper Company to selected people during the ceremonies unveiling of the official Canadian Flag.>

Chez Libro 17

Celebrate Expo67 with two pieces of memorabilia created for the event: this vintage poster of the Canadian pavilion in its original storage tube, and a first-day cover of the United Nations pavilion signed by then Secretary General, U Thant. Wonderful pieces of Montreal history ... and in case you've forgotten, Expo was fifty years ago!

Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller

Tan Ming, by Lan Stormont, pseudonym of then-Westmount resident Frank Morse Robb. This work of post-apocalyptic science fiction, published in 1955, was the author's only novel. It features a shy window-dresser, his favourite mannequin, and a princess from a future world. Robb, who attended McGill University from 1921 to 1924, is remembered as the inventor of the Robb Wave Organ, a precursor to the electric organ.

Chez Libro 17

Portraits of British Americans, with original albumin prints by William Notman and biographical sketches by Fennings Taylor. Montreal: Published by William Notman, John Lovell, printer, 1865. Volumes 1 and 2.

Organized by
Wilfrid de Freitas & Susan Ravdin

For more information e-mail
or call (514) 935-9581


Wilfrid M. de Freitas
P.O. Box 232, Westmount Station
Westmount, Quebec, Canada H3Z 2T2
Tel: (514) 935-9581
E-mail: Wilfrid@deFreitasBooks.com

Last updated: 2/24/17
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