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 Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Drawn & Quarterly

The flagship store of this cult independent comic-book and graphic-novel publisher has become something of a local literary haven. Cool book launches take place here, and the quaint little shop sells all sorts of re…
Top Choice Books in Whitehorse

Mac's Fireweed Books

Mac's has an unrivaled selection of Yukon titles. It also stocks topographical maps, road maps and periodicals.
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 Yellowknife

Yellowknife Book Cellar

This bookstore stocks a great selection of Northern and aboriginal titles; it also sells maps.
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 Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Heritage Centre

A gift shop, bookstore and information desk for the Blackfeet Nation, this center is run by the nonprofit Waterton Natural History Association. You'll find great local maps and affordable artwork, too.
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.