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Independent Bookstores in Quebec

NewPages.com guide to the best Quebec indie bookstores

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Mom and Pop local bookstore in the little village of Knowlton. Small but full of activity.

  • Café Éclair
  • 12 rue Maguire
  • City: Montréal
  • Phone: (514) 495-7880
  • Type: New books
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal. Publisher of the world’s best comics; proprietor of the world’s best books.

Community Book and Record Store in Montreal, Quebec!

L'Euguélionne, librairie féministe

L’Euguélionne is a feminist bookstore and non-profit solidarity co-op in Montreal, also known as Tiohtià:ké. We offer a large selection of new and used books, zines and print art. The bookstore specializes in women’s literature and feminist, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, asexual and non-binary, two-spirited, anti-racist, anti-colonial works, etc. We also host diverse literary feminist events including launches, reading circles, talks, workshops and round table discussions.

Librairie Argo Bookshop

  • Librairie Argo Bookshop
  • 1841-A rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
  • City: Montréal
  • Phone: (514) 931-3442
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, LGBTQ+, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings, Storytime
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The oldest independent English bookstore in the city of Montreal, Librairie Argo Bookshop has moved to a new location as of October 2021. With more space and more room for our author events and book clubs, we’re excited to be able to serve readers even better than before!

Independant and bilingual Bookstore located in Old-Montreal.

For over sixty years Bonder Bookstore has been supplying reading material to book lovers everywhere. Bonder’s online service makes ordering fast and easy. Whether it’s a best seller or a hard to find edition, a quick order to Bonder is all it takes.

Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore has been a cornerstone of Montréal’s literary scene since it opened in 1981. We are a general interest bookstore with a wide in-store selection, specializing in academic titles.

The Word is an independent secondhand bookstore, open since 1975. We offer a wide selection of literature, philosophy, and poetry. The Word also features an assortment of books in the fields of drama, history, political science, religion and more.

  • Librairie Clio
  • 261 St Jean
  • City: Pointe-Claire
  • Phone: (514) 695-5557
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Librairie Clio is an independent accredited English language bookstore located on Montreal’s west island. We stock a large selection of new fiction, nonfiction, classics, and children’s books as well as an eclectic back-list from various publishers. We also offer a lovely selection of greeting cards, stationery, and gifts for both adults and children.

  • Livres Babar Books
  • Ste 6 46 rue Ste-Anne
  • City: Pointe-Claire
  • Phone: (514) 694-0380
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Newspapers
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English and spanish bookstore in Quebec city for more than 30 years.

Black Cat Books

  • Black Cat Books
  • 168 E. Queen
  • City: Sherbrooke
  • Phone: (819) 346-1786
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Black Cat Books is a small town, small time bookseller that focuses on linking the right person with the right book. We are the only English bookseller for miles around, so English language books are our in-store specialty. We do try to cover as broad a subject/genre selection as possible, both in-store and online. Our shop is managed by a professional librarian; the shop is clean and well-organized, and our books are of a high quality.

With thousands of books to inspire all cooks, we are Montreal’s ultimate destination for cookbooks, cooking classes, and author events!