New and used books, book exchange, coffee and tea, locally baked goods, englishscottish cafe, live music, authors, and events. To get you inspired for an afternoon of browsing, weve rounded up some of this countrys mostbeloved independent bookstores, from a shop founded by alice munro, to one specializing in radical reads, to another featuring hardtofind first editions. Meanwhile, independent bookstores are enjoying a revival. It really depends on what you are looking for with. Were open 7 days a week and carry only the coolest titles in town. The stores here at denman place mall include book lovers haven, english bay jewellers and shoppers drug mart amongst others. It has been our citys only independent bookstore for over 42 years and is a hotbed of culture and activity year round. Sophia books becomes latest independent vancouver bookstore. Whether youre a casual reader or a dedicated bibliophile, there are plenty of great independent stores in vancouver to find the latest charttopping paperbacks, classic literature and niche specialty books. Best bookstores in michigan independent bookstores. Put them on your list for your next visit to victoria, wolfville and burlington. Reliteration buys and sells used books in a store that is located in a house with 1,750 sq ft and approximately 60,000 used titles. Owner marc fournier told the straight in a phone interview that he will be closing the retail side of the. With books stacked from floor to ceiling, macleods books is truly a labyrinth.
As a bibliophile, i cant believe that im giving an independent bookstore such a. Whether youre a casual reader or a dedicated bibliophile, there are plenty of great independent stores in vancouver to find the latest charttopping. We offer downtown ann arbor new books in a broad array of categories, including fiction, poetry, cookbooks, childrens and teens books, as well as history, science, math, psychology, and many more. Founded in 2016, the book of zidan is an onlineonly independent bookstore based in canada. From 2009 to 2014, the number of independent bookstores has increased by 27 percent, according to. Thats the reminder from some independent book sellers in vancouver as concerns about covid19 ramp up and residents are increasingly staying home to protect their health and the health of others. Vancouvers best bookstores for a rainy day lonely planet. Book cellar has everything an independent store should. These are the best bookstores in vancouver to explore on a rainy. Ms paper hound, what book on your shelves truly speaks to our experience of this moment in history.
Thats the reminder from some independent book sellers in vancouver as. Use our bookseller search feature to find a brick and mortar or online bookstore by name, country, state or province. The 6 best bookstores in vancouver curiocity vancouver. Vancouvers shopping options are as eclectic as the city itself. Duck into vancouvers best bookstores when the weathers bad. It is, however, the giant piece of heaven any booklover visiting portland will want to see. Book city has been owned by four generations of booksellers in the same family and have been opened since 1976, making book city of torontos local bookstore pioneers.
Vancouvers legendary independent bookstore, pulpfiction books, carries new, used, and outofprint books in most major subject fields. Torontos best independent book store for new recommendations longtime bookseller ben mcnally is a favourite among torontos literary crowd, and his eponymous ben mcnally books is rightly regarded as one of the citys most sophisticated shops. Or, use our book search to search through thousands of book stores all with one click. Book city having just recently closed its annex location, book city is now found in three spots in toronto. Theres nothing quite like flipping through the pages of a new or newtoyou book. Portlands 10 best bookstores and no, powells isnt our. Hastings is the latest independent bookstore to close in vancouver. Pulpfiction is another mainstay for vancouver readers. They support local and canadian authors, always have in the best new books. Lets all support australian writers, and the australian independent booksellers who have chosen these books to be the best of the best. Owner marc fournier told the straight in a phone interview that. Yet many local shops have not only managed to stay afloat, they continue to thrive, especially the ones on our top ten list, below. Run by three impressively knowledgeable generations of booksellers, book warehouse is a local independent store situated in the bustling city of vancouver.
Bookstores hosts over 5000 of the finest online bookstores and booksellers worldwide, with more than 50 million books. Not all vancouvers best bookstores have opened in recent years, though. But, this statistic doesnt account for the many bibliophiles who loyally frequent the citys independent bookshops to hold the books in their hands and riffle through nondigital pages. Probably the most wellknown bookstore in the city, macleods books is like if your quirky uncle bought everything that was or could possibly. The store specializes in rare and outofprint works, as well as first editions from authors such as stephen king. The new indigo vancouver flagship bookstore at 1033 robson street in downtown vancouver. Vancouver boasts its fair share of big name brands and department stores along robson street, but the city also has popular shopping areas loaded with independent stores, clothing boutiques, and art galleries, especially around gastown, main street, and west 4th.
Powells city of books is a full city block of new and used books in downtown portland 1005 w. Independent bookstores are small bookselling businesses, usually with one or a small number of locations in a limited geographic area. From 2009 to 2014, the number of independent bookstores has increased by 27 percent, according to the american booksellers association. Vancouvers legendary independent bookstore established in june 2000, were one of western canadas largest and busiest bookstores, with more than 80,000 new and used titles in three neighborhood locations. Luckys is a small independent book store and publisher located in vancouver, british columbia. Sep 01, 2015 meanwhile, independent bookstores are enjoying a revival. Try book warehouse first, though, becuase if they have more. Western canadas biggest city is a browsers paradise for rainyday bookstore fans and several intriguing new shops have cracked open their covers here in recent years, adding to a bulging bookcase of older independent favorites loved by dogeared locals. There are over 27 book store careers in vancouver, bc waiting for you to apply. The best vancouver bookstores to explore on a rainy day. We are a new, locallyowned, independent bookstore in the heart of ann arbor, michigan.
Admittedly visitors to vancouver wouldnt want to spend hours here, and if youre looking for fashion clothing this isnt the place to come, but a few of the shops may be worth the visit if youre in west end. Vancouver north shore, sechelt, whistler delta, richmond, surrey burnaby, coquitlam, new westminster langley and. Top 10 best independent bookstores in vancouver, bc updated. Reviews on independent bookstores in vancouver, bc the paper hound. The lowstress way to find your next book store job opportunity is on simplyhired. Arthur probsthain 41 great russell street, london wc1b 3pe, 0207636 1096. Vintage books is part of a thriving small business community in vancouver, wa.
Proudly displaying simplistic yet authentic decor with its wooden chairs and overstacked book shelves, book warehouse allows the visitors imagination to run wild due to the vast selection of titles and genres. After opening the bookshelf in 1973, owners barb and doug minett added a cafe in 1980 to make it canadas first bookstorecafe, and then seven years later added. Independent bookshops in london books the guardian. The best independent bookstores in canada chatelaine.
They contrast with corporate or chain bookstores, operated by a larger company, often with many stores across a large area. What makes book cellar stand out is its role in the local lit. Vancouvers bookstores reflect the diverse demographics with everything from spiritual bookshops to comic stores and used book dens. We offer communityfocused activities such as book clubs, author signings, and other events. Top 10 best independent bookstores in vancouver, bc. Their new releases section in the front of the store has a lot of great finds for contemporary culture. In fact, many of the citys finest pageturners have been here for decades. Independent bookstores in vancouver yp smart lists. Mcnally himself can often be found in the store, and is known to be a fount of wisdom regarding. A familyrun business since 1903, this colourful store is just opposite the british museum. Powells books the worlds largest independent bookstore. The independent bookshop is an endangered species in the uk. Best 30 independent bookstores in columbia, sc with.
If you cant get to the bookstore, the bookstore can come to you. Home luckys comics online store powered by storenvy. Vancouver s local independent bookstore since 1975. Located conveniently in downtown vancouver, you are guaranteed to always find something unique exploring the book selection at macleods. New book store careers in vancouver, bc are added daily on. If you will be traveling, be sure to print out the bookstore list for the cities you will be visiting. The indie book awards 2020 have been announced in extraordinary times, without the sense of ceremony that these amazing books deserve. Local, independent, vancouver bookstore humpty dumpty books carries quality resources for children, babies, and discerning readers of all stripes.1145 1323 553 437 226 62 224 749 967 1337 423 873 1319 880 1138 47 158 1046 690 421 1209 677 1440 685 188 435 659 210 225 1056 172 1363 31 780 993 45 429