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Bookstores in Canada

A guide to the best independent Canadian bookstores

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  • City Title Alberta - Banff
  • Address 1 208 Buffalo St.
  • Phone (403) 762-3355
  • Type New books
  • City Title Alberta - Calgary
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  • Address 1 1135 Kensington Rd. NW
  • Phone (403) 283-6655
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Located in the heart of the Kensington Village shopping and entertainment district, Pages is Calgary's literary meeting place. We offer over 10,000 titles in stock and, through our special order service, we can access most North American titles in print. Our booksellers are all avid readers - they can help you track down that volume you need, suggest a book for your child's birthday present, suggest titles for your book club, or simply get you a great book to read on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Our reading series goes year-round, offering the latest Calgary writers, as well as those from across Canada and around the world. Check out our upcoming events calendar to keep on top of what's happening "upstairs at the bookstore.”
  • City Title Alberta - Calgary
  • Address 1 100, 1302 - 4th St. SW
  • Phone (403) 265-1033
  • Type New books
  • City Title Alberta - Edmonton
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  • Address 1 10702 Jasper Ave
  • Phone (780) 423-3487 or (800) 661-3649
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Established 1975, we are the sole remaining full-service independent bookstore in our city. We offer a special order service and out-of-print search service. Our longevity is thanks to our excellent staff. Our strength is in children's books, toys, games, puzzles and other gift items, but we maintain a good general interest adult assortment as well. We support professional conferences, conventions and meetings with custom book displays. Audrey's sales to schools and libraries in the area is growing steadily, in part as a result of our excellent School Book Fair assortments.
  • City Title British Columbia - Fort Langley
  • Address 1 103-9233 Glover Rd.
  • Phone (604) 513-2238
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Maple Ridge
  • Address 1 141-11900 Haney Pl.
  • Phone (604) 463-8624
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Mission
  • Address 1 344-32555 London Ave.
  • Phone (604) 814-2650
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - New Westminster
  • Address 1 102-610 Sixth St.
  • Phone (604) 528-6226
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - North Vancouver
  • Address 1 3040 Edgemont Blvd.
  • Phone (604) 986-6190
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title British Columbia - Penticton
  • Address 1 242 Main St.
  • Phone (877) 550-6661
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title British Columbia - Prince George
  • Address 1 1685 3rd Ave.
  • Phone (250) 563-6637
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Richmond
  • Address 1 214-5300 No. 3 Rd.
  • Phone (604) 233-0004
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Surrey
  • Address 1 234 Central City Mall
  • Phone (604) 583-1282
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Surrey
  • Address 1 1-15562-24th Ave.
  • Phone (604) 536-4444
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Terrace
  • Address 1 103-4710 Lazelle Ave.
  • Phone (250) 635-4428
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Vancouver
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  • Address 1

    3608 W 4th Ave

  • Phone (604) 732-7912
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Since 1970, Banyen has been Canada's most comprehensive spiritual and healing bookstore. In addition to over 22,000 books, we carry audio, video, Tarot and oracles, altar and meditation supplies, yoga tools, crystals, incense & smudges, natural fibre clothing and textiles, and much more. We sponsor lots of events, too.

  • City Title British Columbia - Vancouver
  • Address 1 1740 W. 2nd Ave.
  • Phone (604) 688-6755
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Vancouver
  • Address 1 #10 1666 Johnston St., Granville Island
  • Phone (604) 685-4113
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Vancouver
  • Address 1 3083 W. Broadway
  • Phone (604) 738-5335
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title British Columbia - Vancouver
  • Address 1 1391 Commercial Dr.
  • Phone (604) 253-6442
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Victoria
  • Address 1 111-1644 Hillside Ave.
  • Phone (250) 595-4232
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Victoria
  • Address 1 1108 Government St.
  • Phone (250) 382-2464 or (888) 243-2464
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - Victoria
  • Address 1 1027 Cook St.
  • Phone (250) 383-3215
  • Type Used books
  • City Title British Columbia - Whistler
  • Address 1 4205 Village Square
  • Phone (604) 932-5557 or (800) 659-1531
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Regional
  • City Title British Columbia - White Rock
  • Address 1 134-1711 152nd St.
  • Phone (604) 536-3336
  • Type New books
  • City Title British Columbia - White Rock
  • Address 1 14833 Marine Dr.
  • Phone (604) 536-3711 or (888) 536-3713
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • City Title Manitoba - Saskatoon
  • Address 1 3130 8th St. E
  • Phone (306) 955-3599 or (877) 506-7456
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Alliston
  • Address 1 106 Victoria St. W.
  • Phone (705) 435-1517
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Bolton
  • Address 1 266 Queen St. South, Unit 2
  • Phone (905) 951-1501
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Forster's Book Garden is an independent bookstore serving the Bolton/Caledon area since 1998. We carry books of interest to all age levels, from blockbusters to more obscure literary titles. With over 15,000 titles in stock, every member of the family will find something for each. For adults, there is fiction, biographies, science and history. For children, there are picture books, novels, graphic novels and curriculum materials. We have unique giftware, games and puzzles and are always willing to talk books. Special orders are welcome. We also rent the most current and popular videos. Come in for a quiet browse.
  • City Title Ontario - Fergus
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  • Address 1 152 St. Andrew St. W.
  • Phone (519) 843-4391
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are just waiting to help you find your next favourite author. We have thousands of book in stock, but we love to special order if we do not have the one you would like. Check out our website or facebook page for upcoming events. Or join our email newsletter to keep up on book and event news.
  • City Title Ontario - Guelph
  • Address 1 41 Quebec St.
  • Phone (519) 821-3311
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Hamilton
  • Image Image
  • Address 1

    1060 King St. W

  • Phone (905) 528-4508 or (800) 867-0090
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Mystery
  • Events Readings

Hamilton's independent bookstore since 1989. Knowledgeable staff, personal service, community engagement. All the books in our store are handpicked to ensure quality, selection and variety.

  • City Title Ontario - London
  • Address 1 240 Dundas St.
  • Phone (519) 432-7277
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Ontario - London
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 262 Piccadilly St.
  • Phone (519) 438-8336
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
A General Bookstore founded in 1948 with Greeting Cards , Topgraphical Maps, Nautical Charts and Office and Home Stationery
  • City Title Ontario - London
  • Address 1 University Community Ctr.
  • Phone (519) 661-3520
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - North Bay
  • Address 1 342 Main St. E.
  • Phone (705) 476-1450
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Ontario - Orangeville
  • Address 1 121 First St.
  • Phone (519) 942-3830
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Ottawa
  • Address 1 116 Third Ave.
  • Phone (613) 233-2589
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Ottawa
  • Address 1 251 Bank St.
  • Phone (613) 688-0752
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Sarnia
  • Address 1 Northgate Plaza, 500 Exmouth St.
  • Phone (519) 337-3171
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Thunder Bay
  • Image Image
  • Address 1

    65 S. Court St.

  • Phone (807) 344-7979
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Feminist
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

The Northern Woman's Bookstore is a feminist-run bookstore in Thunder Bay, Ontario, comprised of excellent literature, good company, and first-rate service. The books we carry include woman-centered, First Nations and Metis, local writers, and those addressing social, economic, and political justice. Book launches, music events, book clubs, writer’s circles, art installations, and workshops are hosted regularly by the Northern Woman’s Bookstore.

  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Image Image
  • Address 1

    84 Harbord St.

  • Phone (416) 963-9993
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

Bakka first opened its doors in 1972. The name, Bakka, was taken from Frank Herbert’s DUNE, and means ‘the weeper who mourns for all mankind’. Since then, the store has changed owners, locations, and even its name (slightly). But what hasn’t changed is our knowledge of, commitment to, and sheer darned enjoyment of science fiction and fantasy. We host tons of author appearances, readings, panels, and offsite events of all kinds. We’re Canada’s oldest SF&F bookstore, and we’re proud to be part of the greater community.

  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 348 Danforth Ave.
  • Phone (416) 469-9997
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 1950 Queen St. East
  • Phone (416) 698-1444
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 1430 Yonge St.
  • Phone (416) 926-0749
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 598A Yonge St.
  • Phone (416) 961-4161
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 907 Millwood Rd.
  • Phone (416) 483-3111
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 1229 Dundas St W
  • Phone (416) 531-2123
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 427 Spadina Rd.
  • Phone (416) 366-8973
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 883 Queen St. W.
  • Phone (416) 366-8973
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Toronto
  • Address 1 79 A Harbord St.
  • Phone (416) 323-3131 or (800) 329-0757
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • City Title Ontario - Uxbridge
  • Address 1 62 Brock St. W.
  • Phone (905) 852-4282
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Waterloo
  • Address 1 100 King St. S.
  • Phone (519) 884-2665 or (888) 241-7546
  • Type New books
  • City Title Ontario - Windsor
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 2161 Wyandotte St. W.
  • Phone (519) 258-2726
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Literary, Regional

From love stories and mysteries to philosophy and literature and everything in between.

  • City Title Quebec - Montréal
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 1915 Ste Catherine W.
  • Phone (514) 931-3442
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Feminist, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Established in 1966, Argo Bookshop is Montreal's oldest independent Anglophone retail bookstore. With only 200 square feet to stock 6000 titles, the Argo takes great care in keeping a choice selection with a mandate of quality over quantity. Its specializations include literature and philosophy with authors from around the world. This shop also hosts a monthly Open Mic series and Featured Reader series, giving both established and emerging authors from Montreal and beyond a place to present their work. Vive les livres!
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