NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Canada
The best list of independent Canadian bookstores
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.
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.
Glass Bookshop is a new space in Edmonton, Alberta, that focuses on Canadian writing with special attention paid to LGBTQ2SIA and IBPOC writers, as well as the independent publishers who help to produce their work.
Campbell River's independent bookstore. New books for all ages and interests. Cards, journals and giftware.
Established in 1991. We sell new and used books, gift merchandise, and greeting cards and provide public fax and photocopy services. We also do special orders for new and/or used books too.
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.
Locally owned bookstore with a wide selection of books and gifts. We do special orders at no extra charge! Come in and see our friendly staff.
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.
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 children's bookstore at 2795 Tutt Street, across from Raymer Elementary. We want to serve our community through our love of kid lit! We carry toys, games, puzzles, and art kits, and are happy to make recommendations to help you find that perfect gift.
Welcome to Totally BOOK-ish, where your next book adventure begins! Find the latest goodreads books, bestsellers, new releases, classics, and kids books.
A locally owned independent bookstore, we feature a great selection of local interest as well as the best books from around the globe.
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!
Pender Island's source for new and used books, pottery, gifts, and original fine art.
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.
Kinder Books is an independent children’s book store offering quality books for children focusing on cultural diversity and the natural world.
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.
Books for everyone. We carry thousands of magazines, art supplies, stationary, gifts and much more!
Tanner’s Books is a bookstore and more! It has grown into a large full-service bookstore with new releases, bestsellers, and new books in over 50 fiction and nonfiction categories. Come in and browse the largest newsstand on Vancouver Island – over 2000 magazines and 40 newspapers from Canada, The United States, and Great Britain. Enter the Travel and Nautical Room with over 500 maps and nautical charts, along with travel, and nautical reference and writing books. And don’t miss the games puzzles, calendars, souvenirs, greeting cards, and more!
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.
Independent bookstore selling used, new, and remaindered books. Find our booktruck roaming to various events around the lower mainland, or visit our immobile shop at 2671 E Hastings St!
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.
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.
Or Bookstore, formerly Motto Vancouver, specializes in artists' publishing. We carry a range of books and printed matter including editions, artists' books, monographs, local publishing, criticism and theory, and journals and magazines.
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.
Located in historic Bastion Square, tucked down Commercial Alley, Bastion Books is proud to be one of Victoria’s few remaining used bookstores. We stock both vintage and contemporary books, across a wide variety of genres.
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.
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.
Located in the heart of Downtown Williams Lake, The Open Book has been family owned and operated since 1983. Over 16,000 titles in stock!
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.
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.
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.
A shop that is grounded in our community but open to the world. River Bookshop is a community hub, a “Third Place” where people gather and will feel comfortable spending time.
- City Title Ontario - Bolton
- Title Link Forster's Book Garden
- Address 1 266 Queen St. South, Unit 2
- Phone (905) 951-1501
- 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.