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Independent Bookstores in Quebec

NewPages.com guide to the best Quebec indie bookstores

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

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

Argo Bookshop
  • Argo Bookshop
  • 1915 Ste Catherine W.
  • City: Montréal
  • 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
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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!

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!

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.

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!