NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Canada
The best list of independent Canadian bookstores
We are a family-owned business in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with two well-organized and clean locations in the city.
Monkeyshines Children's Books has been a fixture in Calgary's Marda Loop district since 1998, and specializes in offering a wide variety of good quality reads for today's kids, as well as the classics.
Owl's Nest Books is Calgary's oldest independent book store. We've been recommending books to Calgary readers for 40 years.
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 a volume, suggest a book for a gift, suggest titles for your book club, or simply get you a great 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."
Locally owned and proudly independent. We sell new and used books, local art, and Canadian made gifts.
Ascendant Books opened its doors in 1983 and has evolved into one of Western Canada's largest metaphysical supply stores. Books, crystals, and much more!
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.
Your stop for books, toys, gifts, party supplies, cards, and fun!
Welcome to our locally owned and operated independent bookstore. Pulling together charm from the past, choices from the present and knowledge of books to come, Laughing Oyster Bookshop provides a pleasant and stimulating shopping experience. Whether you want a light read or a challenge, a cookbook or a children's story, you will be delighted by our extensive selection.
Your community bookstore! Books, cards, gifts, maps, tickets, and works by local artists and artisans: we have something for everyone! Online sales and special orders welcome.
Volume One opened its doors in 1972 and has been a focal point of downtown Duncan ever since. Now under the ownership of Sonia Ottosen, our bookstore continues to offer a wide selection of new and bargain books as well as an extensive children's section. We love to unite the right book with the right person so feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff for assistance.
Your community-minded, globally-connected bookstore. Growing readers since 1997.
Mosaic Books is the Okanagan Valley's largest independent bookstore. We pride ourselves on not only our great customer service, but also the huge selection of titles we carry in stock. Order online at our website.
A locally owned independent bookstore, we feature a great selection of local interest as well as the best books from around the globe.
Our Mission is to provide quality used books to book lovers, casual readers, and collectors in New Westminster and the surrounding area.
We read the books we sell! We also have a great selection of greeting cards, art, jewellery, gifts, journals, games, and puzzles.
Come visit us at Edgemont for the best books, games, and more for the child or teen in your world. Our entire Kidsbook team is eager to help you find the perfect book for any occasion!
We are a full service independent bookstore in two locations, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We offer a wide selection of books, excellent customer service, special orders, tickets to local events, instore author events and much more! And yes, we love books!
Located in British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan Valley, The Book Shop is one of Canada's largest used book stores. Over 5,000 square feet of floor space provides for the display of thousands of new, used and out-of-print books covering almost every subject imaginable.
Western Sky Books sells a wide and eclectic range of used and new books and is an exciting and celebratory literary hub in the Tri-Cities.
Books & Company, ArtSpace and Café Voltaire — A refuge for book lovers, coffee consumers, music fans, and people who just want a nice place to spend an hour, or two, or three.
We are a full service independent bookstore in two locations, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We offer a wide selection of books, excellent customer service, special orders, tickets to local events, instore author events and much more!
New, used, and kids books, espresso, coffee, and tea, located in Historic Steveston Village - A Novel Bookstore!
Spirit Quest Books is located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. We are an independent store providing knowledge, a quiet space, and healing. Our three main products are books, crystals, and giftware, all leaning toward "new age" thinking. For books, we have more width and depth than the "big box" bookstores, and also to provide a venue where customers could explore spirituality and philosophy on a variety of related topics, including meditation.
Mermaid Tales is a unique bookstore at the end of the road in Tofino, B.C. We offer a wide selection of outstanding books that have been thoughtfully selected. We also have great kids toys both educational and always fun, as well as a wonderful selection of kites to suit anyone from beginner to advanced.
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 and smudges, natural fibre clothing and textiles, and much more. We sponsor lots of events, too.
Opened on May 2, 2014, the Book Warehouse on Main St. is part of the Black Bond Books & Book Warehouse family. Your local, independent bookstore.
Over twenty years ago, kidsbooks started as a small idea and has grown over the past decades to be a thriving, exciting environment for children and adults who love reading and great books.
Massy Books specializes in buying and selling books in a wide range of genres. We carry a wonderful inventory of unique and hard to find books.
Odin Books is an independently-owned, specialty bookstore. We provide mental health, education, autism, special needs, FASD, and psychology-based resources to professionals, parents, and those interested in these topics.
A new addition to Vancouver's Book Row, The Paper Hound stocks new and used books of all kinds (but only the ones made of paper).
Started in 1945, the People's Co-op Bookstore is a great little bookstore with an amazing selection of kids books, fiction, and current events.
Since 1973, Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre. The store has been run collectively for over 40 years.
James Bay Coffee and Books is a funky independent cafe offering used books vinyl & CDs, live music and an open stage, vintage collectibles, and community.
Munro’s Books has been described by noted columnist and author Allan Fotheringham as "the most magnificent bookstore in Canada, possibly in North America." We offer a wide range of books from Canada, the U.S., and Britain, including an extensive selection of children’s titles. Browse our shelves online or in person. We think you’ll like what you find.
Russell Books offers Canada's largest selection of new and used books: 13,000 sq.ft filled with everything from vintage to today's best sellers!
Sorensen Books sells new, used, and rare books as well as old photos, postcards, and ephemera. An open to the public shop with a strong focus on history and art. Located at 1027 Cook street just off of Fort Street.
Welcome to Armchair Books, if you're planning a trip to Whistler, then our friendly bookstore in the mountains is your source for all the regional guides, maps and nature books for your recreational adventure, plus the latest fiction, cookbooks, current affairs, greeting cards, and more.
Our remarkable little metaphysical store opened in May, 1989. We offer books that support healthy lifestyles and spiritual living and contentment of the Soul. With the introduction of our new global shopping experience online, you will find a wide range of books, gifts, music, and spiritual and metaphysical tools that reflect our same in-store commitment of personal growth and connection to spirit.
McNally Robinson Booksellers is a large, prairie-owned independent bookstore that hosts hundreds of author events every year.
McNally Robinson is an independent bookseller: family-oriented, committed to the values of community bookselling, and determined to present an alternative to corporate-chain bookstores. Our focus is on Canada, and we work closely with authors and publishers to reach Canadians with their own stories.
McNally Robinson is an independent, local, and eventful bookstore committed to the values of community bookselling.
Open for business since 1994, WHODUNIT was bought in 2007 by loyal customers Jack and Wendy Bumsted. WHODUNIT is Winnipeg's specialty mystery bookstore, offering a full range of crime fiction, with UK and Canadian authors prominently featured.
Cover To Cover Books is located in Findlay Place in Riverview, New Brunswick. We carry previously enjoyed books, mostly mass-market fiction, general interest nonfiction, and biographies. We also carry a limited amount of new books, including special orders.
We're a small but mighty independent book store in Yellowknife, NWT, with plenty of great books to snuggle up with over our long winters.
The best selection of new books for adults in Downtown Halifax where special orders arrive so quickly, we're after Newton for a new law.
One of the only campus bookstores in the world which is owned and operated by students! We have fiction, politics, history, philosophy, classics, religion, graphic novels, food/drink and reference books. Jonesin' for King's merch? We have that too!
Hand-picked new books for young and old. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult, children's books, and more, all with a strong focus on quality.
A seasonal bookshoppe and destination featuring Atlantic Canadian and Canadian literature for all ages.
The best used bookstore in Halifax region. Laughing Whale Coffee, children's programs, writing program, book clubs, Spanish lessons. Come hang out.
As a general trade bookstore, the Box of Delights carries a wide range of genres with a special focus on children's books and local interest, as well as providing a wide selection of book-themed clothing, stationery, and calendars. Come on in to find out what's new in the shop, what's going on around town, or just to have a chat about the book world. You're always welcome!
The Odd Book has been buying and selling rare and second hand books in the university town of Wolfville Nova Scotia since 1977. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada.
- City Title Ontario - Bolton
- Title Link Forster's Book Garden
- 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
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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.
Knowledge Bookstore is an independent Afrocentric bookstore located in Brampton Ontario that sells African Canadian, African American, Caribbean and children's books. We also offer Black dolls, greeting cards, DVDs, beauty products, and gift items not readily available in mainstream stores. Knowledge Bookstore is a community space as well as the go to source for parents, writers, poets, artists, and the Black community.
Established 1995-offering general, best sellers, nature, local, and children's books. Specializing in Canadian authors. Special orders welcomed.
Curiosity House Bookstore & Gallery is an independent bookstore with an emphasis on quality literature for adults and children, programming and author events.
We're an independent bookshop located in Toronto's west end (Humbertown Shopping Centre, to be exact). We'll help you find your next great read!
Beggars Banquet Books is your independent bookshop in the 1000 Islands, Gananoque, ON with150,000 new and preloved books. We carry fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and are also home to Dragon Records for vintage vinyl & CDs.
Happenstance Books and Yarns offers a unique combination of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, and the finest in knitting and crochet yarns.
Attic Books is one of Canada's largest antiquarian and second-hand bookstores. We have three floors of books, maps, prints, paper collectibles, such as ephemera and postcards, and eccentric antiques that appeal to readers, scholars and seasoned collectors alike.
City Lights Bookshop is located in the heart of Downtown London, Ontario. We’ve been serving the fine people of the city since 1975. We specialize in a wide range of used books, vinyl, movies, & music. We carry all manner of cultural detritus such as turn of the century sheet music, retro & modern adult magazines, postcards, antique books, memorabilia from various decades, and much more. We are a living collage, crossed with a circus that was frightened by a Dadaist.
A General Bookstore founded in 1948 with greeting cards, topographical maps, nautical charts, and office and home stationery.
We are a new book store in downtown Midland. Stop in and let us help you find your next great read!
We are an independent bookstore that offers a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction, children's books, young adult reads, cookbooks, health, self-help, and art & photography tomes in a cozy, airy, and pristine-bright sanctuary for inspiration and relaxation.
Here at Chat Noir Books we strive to be more than just a “top 10” store. We are readers and book lovers. We carry a varied selection of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a small selection of books in french. We have over 8,500 titles in stock everyday, and we also carry a selection of local and regional books and provide a special order service.
Since 1973, three generations of Allison's have been welcoming browsers from all over the world! We are a full service bookstore in Northern Ontario that loves providing the love of reading with good old-fashioned customer service. With over 200,000 books in stock you're bound to find your "novel adventure" and if you can't find it, ask us how we can help with special ordering it for you—new or used!