NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Canada
The best list of independent Canadian bookstores
Since 1973, Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre. The store has been run collectively for over 40 years.
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.
Camas Books & Infoshop is a community run, all volunteer bookstore with new and used books on a variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. We also carry zines, patches, stickers, and a range of t-shirts and other artisan-produced items.
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.
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!
A fine selection of used books and vinyl. Art by Manitoba artists, global crafts, and home decor. Really good coffee, delicious desserts, and light lunches.
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.
Something for everyone. A huge selection of used books, videos, vinyl, music, and games. Probably the cheapest prices of new and collectors comics in town.
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.
Located in beautiful downtown Fredericton New Brunswick, we have been selling books for over 35 years. Indies do it better.
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.
Tidewater Books has been in operation since 1995. Locally-owned and operated, we are Southeastern New Brunswick’s only general trade independent bookseller.
We specialize in rare hardcovers, primarily nonfiction. Classic literature, religion, local history, children's series, maritime, and militaria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Formerly The Arnprior Bookshop, we are a unique and independent bookstore. In recent years we have expanded, and are now both a general bookstore and children's boutique carrying ethically sourced and sustainable children's clothing, newborn to size 10.
We are a locally owned independent bookstore located in Bath's historic downtown. We offer new books, bargain books, board and card games, as well as local artisan products. Check out our book clubs, game nights, and other events!
An independent bookstore located in the heritage village of Bayfield, Ontario. Canadian authors, new releases, bestsellers, children's, local interest.
- 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.
Let's Talk Books specializes in new release books, comic books, magazines, greeting cards, and gifts. Special orders welcome. Watch for book clubs and author events.
Curiosity House Bookstore & Gallery is an independent bookstore with an emphasis on quality literature for adults and children, programming and author events.
The Bookstore in Durham, operating since 2011, located between Kitchener and Owen Sound, has over 100,000 gently used books, old comics, old magazines, memorabilia, prints, healing stones, crystals, figurines, jewelry, and new and vintage treasures. We may look small on the outside, but once you walk in you'll be amazed at the selection. A friendly used book store in the heart of rural Ontario, we are the place where satisfied customers send their friends.
Our new space is stocked with new books for readers of all ages. Shop in person or place an order at our website. We offer free delivery anywhere in Centre Wellington and often beyond!
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.
Situated in The Village Barn in Haliiburton, Ontario, Master's is a bookstore that caters to a community that goes well beyond the borders of the Haliburton Highlands. With a large mainstream inventory that includes bestsellers, children's books, cookbooks, hobby, home improvement and gardening books, stationery, cards, maps and gifts, Master's truly does have something for everyone.
Family run book shop located in Westdale Village, Hamilton. Brought to you by the folks behind Mixed Media. Beautiful books and ideas.
Kingston's independent bookstore since 1988. Fiction and nonfiction books, including hard-to-find titles by local authors. Also calendars, agendas and day planners, greeting cards and postcards, journals and paper products, magazines and literary periodicals.
Happenstance Books and Yarns offers a unique combination of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, and the finest in knitting and crochet yarns.
New and used books in downtown Lindsay. Independent and family owned since 1993.
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.
Bookmarks the Spot opened on November 1, 2006. It is owned and operated by Kristen and Travis Adams. We offer all categories of new books for people of all ages. Special orders are always welcome.
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!
BookLore is for people who take life literally! We're proud to be a Canadian independent bookstore located in Orangeville, Ontario.
Ottawa's newest bookstore, specializing in academic nonfiction. Buy and sell used books of merit.
Books on Beechwood is an independent, locally owned bookstore that's been serving the Beechwood area since 1994. We carry a variety of books and gifts and are always happy to special order items we don't have on our shelves.
We are a fiercely independent bookstore that opened in 1995 in this location. We specialize in knowledgeable staff, quick ordering potential, and a wonderful selection. We love books and you will notice that the first time you walk in. Welcome!