Sherlockians who are deeply invested in the fandom are probably familiar with the fact that there are numerous editions for each and every one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works. Though each edition contains the same story, there are slight variations in the minutiae of the texts or formatting, and Sherlockians live in the details. Lucky for all of us, The Toronto Public Library provides readers with the opportunity to meander through the pages of several editions of Sherlock Holmes, and many of Conan Doyle’s other works.
The Toronto Public Library houses “The Arthur Conan Doyle Room,” where fans of the aforementioned author can peruse his lengthy portfolio. This isn’t just any collection. In fact, it’s one of the world’s most notable collections dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle’s work and personal/professional life. As explained on their website , The ACD Room prides itself on its diverse range of work, making this a perfect exhibit for Arthur Conan Doyle purists and Sherlockians looking to expand their library with some more of their favorite author’s work. The ACD Room also has a myriad of secondary reading material such as bibliographical and biographical studies published by universities and a number of commercial publications.
As the name implies, the Toronto Public Library is located in Toronto, Canada, and the ACD Room is located on the fifth floor. If you live close, more power to you, but if not, it sure sounds like a worthwhile trip. For more information on the Toronto Public Library, be sure to visit their website. We’ve also provided some links below if you would like to check out other related content.
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Written by Jacob Largen