Top Choice Books in Downtown & West End

Paper Hound

Proving the printed word is alive and kicking, this small but perfectly curated secondhand-book store opened a couple of years ago and has already become a dog-eared favorite among locals. It is a perfect spot for b…
Top Choice Books in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia


From Sophie's Masterpiece to Creepy Pair of Underwear, this huge, highly-inviting store – reputedly Canada's biggest children's bookshop – has thousands of novels, picture books and anything else you can think of to…
Top Choice Books in Prince George

Books & Company

The best bookstore in northern BC; it has a great cafe with a deck.
Books in Downtown & West End

Macleod's Books

From its creaky floorboards to those skuzzy carpets and ever-teetering piles of books, this legendary locals' fave is a great place to peruse a cornucopia of used tomes. It's the ideal spot for a rainy-day browse th…
Books in Victoria

Munro's Books

Like a cathedral to reading, this high-ceilinged bookstore lures legions of locals and visitors who love communing with the written word. There's a good array of local-interest tomes, as well as a fairly extensive t…
Books in Kelowna

Mosaic Books

Mosaic Books is an excellent independent bookstore, selling maps (including topographic ones) and travel guides, plus books on aboriginal history and culture.
Books in Fernie

Polar Peek Books

An eclectic mix of books with a good section of local-interest reads. Gives great recommendations.
Books in Downtown & West End

Golden Age Collectables

If you're missing your regular dose of Emily the Strange or you just want to blow your vacation budget on a highly detailed life-sized model of Ultra Man, head straight to this Aladdin's cave of the comic-book world…
Books in Fairview & South Granville

Book Warehouse

Locals routinely beeline to this browse-worthy bookstore for discounts on new and just-released titles. But if you're not sure what you're looking for, it's also an excellent spot for great staff recommendations; ch…
Books in Commercial Drive

People's Co-Op Bookstore

A Commercial Drive fixture for more than 70 years and a loud echo of the Drive's counter-culture heyday, this is the bookshop to pick up the latest copy of Proletarian magazine. But it's not all revolutionary fervor…