5 Bookshops in Canada: Must-Visit Bookstores 

Prachi Gupta

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Bookshops in Canada

Your hearts fill with joy when you know that bookshops in Canada are not just about books but also about community building, supporting local authors, preserving heritage, hosting events, giving cats a home, etc. So, if you are an international student currently studying in Canada then we highly recommend you check out some of the bookshops in Canada to immerse yourself in the art and culture of this beautiful country. 

Bookshop Name Google Rating
Abraxas Books and Gifts 5/5
Bearly Used Books 4.9/5
Block Shop Books 5/5
Huckleberry Books 4.7/5
Munro’s Books 4.8/5

Abraxas Books and Gifts 

This tiny bookshop is doing great on a remote island with around 1,400 residents. One reason for its success is that it offers more than just books. They sell nifty socks, puzzles, art supplies, and original art that people enjoy. Visitors are delighted by the “free post” section, a wall with small spaces where locals can leave letters, messages, and small gifts for each other. 

If you plan to visit here from your housing for students in Canada then make sure you refer to the table below which contains information about the opening hours of this bookshop. 

Opening Hours 

DayTiming 
Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm 
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday9 am to 3 pm

How to Reach 

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Bearly Used Books 

No, that’s not a mistake in spelling. Bearly Used Books really has a bear as its mascot. They also have lots of experience, being in business for over 25 years and having a collection of around 250,000 books covering almost every genre. If you’re a fan of old-fashioned love stories, you’ll like this place. You will be surprised to know that they even have a whole room just for that type of book!

If you plan to visit here then make sure you refer to the table below which contains information about the opening hours of this bookshop. 

Opening Hours

Days Timing 
Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm 
Sunday10 am to 5pm 

How to Reach 

Block Shop Books 

Block Shop Books shop has a bit of a historical touch to it. This little store is in an old building where they used to make wooden blocks for ships in Lunenburg. Block Shop has a book club for teenagers, and they have a great selection of books for young adults as well. This is because one of the owners, Jo Treggiari, is a famous author who’s been nominated for a special award for her young adult books.

If you plan to visit here then make sure you refer to the table below which contains information about the opening hours of this bookshop. 

Opening Hours

Days Timing 
Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm 
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm 

How to Reach 

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Huckleberry Books 

This bookstore in the southeast part of British Columbia has books for everyone, no matter their age or the type of books they like. The best part about this store is that they have a cat named Max who makes visiting the store really enjoyable. If you manage to get your attention away from Max for a while, you’ll also discover that Huckleberry Books sells things like journals, writing materials, presents, puzzles, maps, and more. They have a special online reading challenge that gives book lovers a different type of book to read each month, so they can keep their reading journey interesting.

If you plan to visit here then make sure you refer to the table below which contains information about the opening hours of this bookshop. 

Opening Hours

DayTiming 
Monday to Saturday10 am to 5 pm 
Sunday Closed 

How to Reach 

Munro’s Books 

Many bookstores have a long history, but not many are as remarkable as Munro’s. It was started in 1963 by Jim and Alice Munro. Yes, you got it right the same Alice Munro who won the Nobel Prize in 2013 and the Man Booker Prize in 2009. The store is in a great place too. It’s in a building from 1909 that was made for the Royal Bank, and it has beautiful artwork by Carole Sabiston. It has also received several heritage awards. In simple words, everything about this bookstore is impressive.

If you plan to visit here then make sure you refer to the table below which contains information about the opening hours of this bookshop. 

Opening Hours

DayTiming 
Monday to Wednesday9:30 am to 6 pm 
Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 7:30 pm 
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 6 pm 

How to Reach  

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FAQs

What are popular bookstores in Canada? 

Some of the popular bookstores in Canada are:
– Russell Books 
– MacLeod’s Books 
– The Bookman 
– Blurbs 
– Munro’s Books 

Is Indigo the biggest bookstore in Canada?

Yes, it is the largest book retailer in Canada, which resulted from the merger of Chapters and Indigo under the corporate name Indigo Books & Music Inc. 

Which city has the most bookshops?

According to the stats, Lisbon boasts 41.9 bookstores per 100,000 people, which is why it is regarded as a city with the most bookstores per capita. 

We hope you liked this blog where we covered some of the must-visit bookshops in Canada. For booking the best accommodation abroad to start your study abroad experience you can contact Fly Homes at 1800572118. 

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About Prachi Gupta

Prachi has 1.5 yrs of experience in Content & Copywriting. Her skills entail SEO, researching, brainstorming marketing campaigns, suggesting content ideas, graphic designing, Keyword research, understanding user intent etc. She thrives on a work culture that helps her unlearn redundant ways of thinking. Besides this, she always has her binoculars on looking for good books and music recommendations, cocktails and world history.

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