We purchased Toad Hall in 2006 from the estate of Larry and Bev Mason. They are the couple that amassed the huge collection of books, records and collectables over a 30 year period. Larry was running Buffalo records on 7th Street and Beverly was running the book store, Toad Hall, just down the street. The two met, married and combined the stores. Then they moved to Broadway in the old Rockview Pharmacy, which was a much larger building. It has been at the present location for over 25 years.
After Beverly's death, the store was closed for about 1 1/2 years. We hated the thought of this store so full of history and cool merchandise being auctioned off, so we made an offer and here we are trying to continue the tradition of being a fun, relaxing place to shop for new and unusual music and books.