Jerry O'Brien operated a used book store at the corner of Argyle and Blowers from around 1961 till 1983. His store was known to some people as Black Cat Books because of the advertising decal -- for cigarettes or shoe polish -- left on the window by an earlier tenant. So far from having a store cat O'Brien fed sparrows that flew in and hopped around on the books. He also smoked cigars, which left ash around. He was a bearded man who could have passed for fellow Haligonian George Grant. In fact I'd be interested to hear from anyone who ever saw them together in the same room. Sherman Hines did his portrait. (Then picture source.)
This is a book illustration by Tekisui Ishii, to be found opposite page 20 of Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto's A Daughter of the Samurai (1934 Doubleday edition). Note the snow on the trees and the girl's bare toes. The signature in the lower left spells Tekisui in katakana. Ishii also illustrated Etsu Sugimoto's A Daughter of the Nohfu, and Chiyono (a daughter of Etsu) Sugimoto's Picture Tales From the Japanese. All of these people seem to have lived and worked in the United States in the 1920s and 30s.
Though they did a lot of Roman episodes on Time Team, it wasn't until until series 9, episode 12 that any volume of the Loeb Classical Library got screen time, viz. Suetonius on Vespasian's conquest of the Isle of Wight.
Tony does wave around the red Liverpool University Press Vegetius in series 1, episode 2. And Robin Bush reads from the Penguin Life of King Alfred in series 10, episode 8. He too can be seen following the text with his finger as he reads, a thing nobody over the age of six would do except for television.
And he used a highlighter. Guy de la Bédoyère glances toward a Loeb Dio Cassius on the table in front of him in series 11, episode 5, but it doesn't get a closeup because in the next instant Carenza is pointing at a map, and you can't have two finger shots in row, although I've done it above.
If you want to know what was what in Canadian books in 1936, you could plow though Rhodenizer or Klinck, or you could browse A Literary Map of Canada, compiled by William Arthur Deacon and published by Macmillan of Canada.