By Joey Labonte
Thursday February 7th, 2013
With a cold weekend ahead, why not grab a book and cozy up by the fire? Situated in the heart of Windsor, Books for Less offers readers new books for just a fraction of their full price.
Selling books since 1980, across the border at times but mainly in Windsor, owner Tom Partington knows a lot about them. After running a few bookstores for Coles, he decided to open his own store in 2006. Because of his experience, he is familiar with what his customers are looking to read. Therefore, he buys the publishers’ overstocks from book liquidators and sells them for 50%-90% off their retail price. Another convenience for the customer is that he will order books that are out of print.
Looking around the store, there are many, many genres, including classics such as Pride and Prejudice, as well as hit teen book series The Vampire Diaries. There is a little something for everyone, even Thomas the Tank Engine for children. The shelves are packed full, from top to bottom, with books of many different topics.
What’s just as appealing to the eye is what’s on top of those shelves. Tom Partington has placed his own collection of self-made action figures. From a Spartan in the movie 300, to humorous rapscallion Jack Sparrow, to even a replica of himself atop the cashier counter, these figures are fascinating creations.
Books for Less is located at 3315 Tecumseh Road East, two blocks west of Central Avenue.
The business hours are:
Monday to Friday, 10am until 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 10am until 6pm.
The phone number is 519-944-6838.