|Port Perry by Lake Scugog|
Port Perry is a great place to spend the afternoon, and after lunch at a great little Italian place I headed across the road to a book store named The Grenadier.
This place is a military book lovers dream come true. In fact I suspect it is the kind of place many of my friends secretly wish they could turn their homes into. Located in Port Perry's old War Memorial Library, The Grenadier stocks thousands of military history books covering every period and every possible subject.
|The Grenadier - books and militaria|
|Where to begin??|
On this trip one of my best finds of the day was a near mint set of the 2 volume official history of the North-West Mounted Police, 1873-1893, by John Peter Turner, published in 1950. My existing set, which I found in a yard sale some years ago, was in terrible condition so I was pleased to find a replacement for such a great price. In addition, I picked up a couple of other military history volumes as well as a few cheaper items carrying interesting bookplates. I'll share these finds in a subsequent post.