Tucked into the back side of the building row on York St in Stratford is the small and charming Wee Book and Photo Shop. There is an eclectic mix of books, but also a studio where you can have your portrait taken - old style - against a scenery backdrop wearing one of the outfits from a collection of vintage clothing and costumes.
The store has been open for a couple of years and is run by two sisters - Maureen is the vintage collector and Suzanne is the photographer - and is a delight to browse through.
The sign is a bit hard to see from the street, but the red door makes it nearly impossible to walk by without noticing. But, look closer below the sign and you'll find a quotation written in chalk
A home with no books is like a room with no window - Horace Mann.
and, over on the other wall in the small courtyard are more ghost signs
as I was there in early April, the signs were not yet obscured by the creeping vine, though the sun was doing its best to get in the way
I have no idea what these signs were advertising. Perhaps next time, I will ask at the wee shop if they know.
for more signs - ghostly or clearly written - check out Lesley's blog at signs, signs