Nova Scotia Independent Bookshops

Information in this database was gathered in 2021. Please consult individual websites for hours of service.

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BookshopLocationWebsiteSpecialtiesBookable event space
Amy's Used BooksAmherstFacebook pageUsed booksno
Mad Hatter BooksAnnapolis
The Curious Cat Tea and BooksAntigonishthecuriouscatteaandbooks.can/ayes
(max seating: 4)
Endless Shores Books & Other TreasuresBridgetownendlessshoresbooks.comNew and used booksyes
(for book signings only)
Dartmouth Book ExchangeDartmouthdartmouthbookexchange.caNew and used booksyes
(max seating: 20)
JW Doull BooksDartmouthdoullbooks.comUsed and rare booksno's books; YA; teacher resourcesno
The Trainyard General StoreDartmouthtrainyardstore.comNova Scotian booksno
Agricola Street BooksHalifaxagricolastreetbooks.comUsed booksyes
(max seating: 10)
Carrefour Atlantic EmporiumHalifaxcarrefouratlantique.caAtlantic Canadian booksno
King's Co-op BookstoreHalifaxkingsbookstore.caContemporary fiction and nonfictionno
Open Book CoffeeHalifaxFacebook pageNimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press titlesunconfirmed
Schooner BooksHalifaxschoonerbooks.comUsed and rare booksunconfirmed
Trident Booksellers & CafeHalifaxFacebook pageUsed booksno
Venus EnvyHalifaxvenusenvy.ca2SLGBTQ+ booksyes
(max seating: 20)
WoozlesHalifaxwoozles.comChildren's books; YAyes
(max seating unconfirmed)
LaHave River BooksLaHavelahaveriverbooks.caNew and used booksyes
(max seating: 50)
Snug Harbour Books &
New and used booksno
Cape & Cowl Comics & CollectiblesLower Sackvillecapeandcowlcomics.caComics; 2SLGBTQ+ booksunconfirmed
Block Shop BooksLunenburgblockshopbooks.caCanadian fiction and nonfiction; children's books; YA yes
(max seating: 35)
Elizabeth's BooksLunenburgInstagram profileNew local-interest books; used booksno
Lunenburg BoundLunenburglunenburgbound.caNew and used booksyes
(max seating: 40)
Ed's Books and MoreSydneyFacebook pageunconfirmed
On Paper BooksSydneyonpaperbooks.comCanadian fiction and nonfictionunconfirmed
Otis & Clementine’s BooksUpper Tantallonotisandclementines.comUsed booksyes
(max seating: 15)
Readers' HavenWindsorFacebook pageUsed booksunconfirmed
The Box of Delights BookshopWolfvilleboxofdelightsbooks.comNew and used booksunconfirmed
The Odd BookWolfvilletheoddbook.caUsed and rare booksno
Lam's Used Book StoreYarmouthFacebook pageUsed booksno
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