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Independent Bookstores in Nova Scotia

NewPages.com guide to the best Nova Scotia indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in Nova Scotia are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

Tattletales is an independent, family owned children’s bookstore that has been serving the Maritimes since 1995. We specialize in books for infants, toddlers, children, and young adults. Our mission is to find the perfect book for every child.

Bookmark II

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.

King's Co-op Bookstore

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!

A place for and about children.

LaHave River Books

Located at the LaHave Bakery, wharfside, we offer a diverse selection of books for readers of all ages. An inviting space to browse and read.

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.

  • Lunenburg Bound
  • 139 Montague St.
  • City: Lunenburg
  • Phone: (902) 634-3235
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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  • Mabel Murple's
  • 286 Allen Rd.
  • City: River John
  • Phone: (902) 351-3285
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
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A seasonal bookshoppe and destination featuring Atlantic Canadian and Canadian literature for all ages.

Locally roasted coffee, in house bakery, light lunch items, locally sourced giftware, used books.

The best used bookstore in Halifax region. Laughing Whale Coffee, children’s programs, writing program, book clubs, Spanish lessons. Come hang out.

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.