Your Favourite Indie Booksellers, All in One Place

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We knew the response would be amazing, but we were absolutely blown away when we asked our community on Facebook to name the local indie bookstores they've continued to buy from through the pandemic: responses streamed in by the second, by the minute, and they're still coming in days later. THANK YOU!

Throughout October and November, we're going to highlight indie bookstore picks on social media and link back every time to this list that you helped create.

As we know, the weeks leading into the Christmas season are crucial for authors, publishers, and booksellers – we're wishing the very best year for all of them, and we can't help but take note of the ingenious shipping discounts many stores are now offering. Your loyalty is what makes the difference and we hope we can help to inspire others to buy local, buy indie!

The list we have here is not exhaustive but rather the sum of your Facebook comments. For an amazing map of Canadian indie bookstores that deliver, please see Don Gorman's incredible work.

We love this poster created by the American Booksellers' Association to encourage sales from bookstores down there! October IS the new December in 2020.

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ALBERTA

Calgary:

Owl's Nest Books

Shelf Life Books

The Next Page

Pages on Kensington

Canmore: Cafe Books

Edmonton:

Audrey's Books 

Glass Bookshop

Lethbridge: Analog Books

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BC

Campbell River: Coho Books

Courtney: Laughing Oyster

Chilliwack: The Bookman

Cranbrook: Huckleberry Books

Kelowna: Mosaic Books

Mayne Island: Books on Mayne

Nanaimo: Windowseat Books

Nelson: Otter Books

Parksville and Qualicum Beach: Mulberry Bush Bookstore

Salt Spring Island: Salt Spring Books

Tofino: Mermaid Tales Bookshop

Vancouver:

Book Warehouse

Iron Dog Books

Massy Books

People's Co-op Bookstore

Pulpfiction Books

Upstart & Crow

Vancouver Island (Duncan): Volume One Bookstore

Victoria:

Bolen Books

Munro's Books

Ivy's Bookshop

Whistler: Armchair Books

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MANITOBA

Winnipeg:

Globosapiens

McNally Robinson

Whodunit Bookstore

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NEW BRUNSWICK

Fredericton: Westminster Books

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ONTARIO

Almonte: Mill Street Books

Arnprior: White Pine Books

Brighton: Lighthouse Books

Burlington: Different Drummer Books

Cobourg: Let's Talk Books

Etobicoke: A Novel Spot

Gananoque: Beggars' Banquet Books

Guelph: The Bookshelf

Haliburton: Master's Book Store

Hamilton:

Epic Books

JH Gordon Books

King West Books

The City & The City Books

Kingston: Novel Idea

Lindsay: Kent Bookstore

London:

Bread & Roses

Brown & Dickson

Oxford Bookshop

Midland: Georgian Bay Books

North Bay: Allison the Bookman

Ottawa:

Books on Beechwood

Perfect Books

Octopus Books

Peterborough: Hunter Street Books

St. Catherines: Someday Books

Toronto:

A Different Booklist

Another Story Bookshop

Bakka Phoenix Books

Ben McNally

Book City

Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore (kids)

Flying Books

Mabel's Fables Bookstore (kids)

Moonbeam Books (kids)

Queen Books

Type Books

The Beguiling (comics and graphic novels)

The Great Escape

The Sleuth of Baker Street

Parry Sound: Parry Sound Books

Port Hope: Furby House Books

Uxbridge: Blue Heron Books

Waterloo: Words Worth Books

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Yellowknife: The Yellowknife Book Cellar

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PEI

Charlottetown: The Bookmark

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NOVA SCOTIA

Dartmouth: Tattletales (kids)

Halifax:

Bookmark

King's Co-op Bookstore

Woozles (kids)

LaHave: LaHave River Books

Sidney: Tanner's Books

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SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatoon:

Westgate Books

McNally Robinson

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QUEBEC

Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly

Sherbrooke: Black Cat Books

Thank you (in no particular order!):

Heather Wilkey, Jayne Barnard, Ann Simmons, Jean Mills, Dawn Copeman, Susie Allen, Wendy McGrath, Gwen Davies, Frances Boyle, Enid Brazier, Christine Higdon, Anna Boyar, Heather O'Connor, Kate Edwards, Mon Pakawalafak, Kerry Clare, Celia Brogan, Kaley Stewart, Debbie Bateman, Lyn Marie, Heather Norris, Liz Ross, Jenny Getsinger, Jane Hutton, Alison Wurts, Brenda Lawrence, Jilanna Eagles, Susan Martin, Laurie Christine Burns, Lesley El, Margaret Black, Gillian van der Geest, Susan Hroncek, Aaron Keeler, Clare Hitchens, Patricia Donnelly, Hilary Squires, Karen Wisselink, Cheryl McKinnon, Dianne Clark, Janet Baker, Cathy Langdon, Kathy Hopkins, Lisa Richter, Maxine Peesker, Matha Attema, Colleen Eidsness, Kathy Page, Mac Farrant, Amber Harvey, Biz Thompson, Suzanne Norman, Sirje Ruus, Sarah Sawler, Virginia Reddin, Cheryl Andrews, Shauna Paull, Patty Kay, Suzanne Anderson, Ann-Maureen Owens, Ashley Little, Dorothy Young, Dennis Rovere, Marilyn Biderman, Pauline Johnson, Sally Nystrom, Johanna te Boekhorst, Stephanie Terra Schwartz, Marjorie Bruhmuller, Lynn Addleman, Jamila Allidina, Dawn Heideman McKirdy, Doreen Vanderstoop, Paulette C. Turcotte, Elizabeth Sleight, Lynn Martel, Susan Jenereaul, Kim Fahner, Wendy Lou Hartnett, Rachael Preston, Joan Clare, Lou-Ann Geauvreau-Karry, Iris Gray, Linda Crosfield, Farzana Doctor, Alison Jee, Sofi Christine, Derryn Collier, Jennifer Reid, Nikki Maud-Marie Reimer, Helen Sovereign, Rona Altrows, Anna Lev, Cora Taylor, Wendy Barker, Pat Bremner, Penny Goldsmith, Laura Lei, Lyn Davies, Laura Frey, Jean Keetch, and Chantelle Leslie.

 

October 7, 2020
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