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Independent Bookstores in Nova Scotia

NewPages.com guide to the best Nova Scotia indie bookstores

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Independent bookstore in Antigonish, NS.

Tattletales Books

  • Tattletales Books
  • 114 Woodlawn Rd. Unit 38
  • City: Dartmouth
  • Phone: (902) 463-5551
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's, Educational, LGBTQ+, Regional, YA
  • Sidelines: Puzzles, Toys/Games
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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, young adults, and TEACHERS! Our mission is to find the perfect book for every child so they can see themselves reflected, look into the world beyond their own, and imagine possibilities. We support teachers/schools (English and French) with book selection, customized book lists, special orders, and awesome educational resources. Our toy buyers go to great lengths to source out the best, most exciting, unique, quality toys available for home and school.

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 few campus bookstores in the world which is owned and operated by students! We’re also a community bookstore selling new books of all kinds and do special orders and author events in the Halifax community.


  • Woozles
  • 6013 Shirley Street
  • City: Halifax
  • Phone: (902) 423-7626
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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A place for and about children.

La Have 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 Books
  • 139 Montague St.
  • City: Lunenburg
  • Phone: (902) 634-3235
  • Type: New books, Used books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political, Feminist, LGBTQ+, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Calendars, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles, Stationery
  • Events: Author Signings, Readings
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Lunenburg Bound is an independent, family-run bookstore in E’se’katik (Lunenburg), Mi’kma’ki specializing in progressive nonfiction, contemporary fiction, and nautical books. Used and new books available. We endeavor to promote a diverse range of voices working towards social justice and equality. We think you will find books that will intrigue, challenge, and delight!

  • 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.