There are the serious books in Ottawa; those purchased or borrowed for self edification. Then there are the brain candy books.
The latter are the books that I chew through like … well, like candy! Their only redeeming value is that they transport me from where I am to another world of excitement, danger, romance…and so on, when I feel the need to do so.
Which do you prefer? The brain candy type, or books to help you learn something?
Brain Candy or Learning Books?
Ottawa has many book stores where you can purchase your latest “learning book” or another bag of “brain candy”, new or used.
Borrow Books in Ottawa
Not to mention, for those that prefer to borrow than buy, we’ve got Ottawa library branches located throughout the greater Ottawa area.
Books to Buy
But say you want to buy…to add to your collection? Maybe old, maybe new, the following are places to visit and browse for your favourite author in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
You will note the absence of the chain books stores.
I have nothing against them, it’s just that when I browse for a new book, I sometimes prefer the flavour the indie and smaller bookstores provide at no extra charge.
Find used books in Philosophy, Literature, Eastern Religion, Classics, History.. and more.
327 Rideau St.
Bay Used Books
Providing value for your paperback.
68-A Robertson Rd.
417 Bank Street
Books on Beechwood
More than your neighbourhood bookstore. We specialize in service.
35 Beechwood Av.
Spiritual and wholeness, world religions, social concerns, sacramental and seasonal
97 Hinton Av. N.
258A Elgin Street
Canada K2P 1L9 P: (613) 231-6468
Salem Storehouse Inc.
Books, Christian books, gifts, music, cards
1558 Merivale Rd.
Singing Pebble Books
Books on alternative health, Feminism, Self-Help, Spirituality, Metaphysics
202-A Main St.
Singing Pebble Books website: www.singingpebblebooks.ca
If your bookstore isn’t on this list, add details in the comment box below, and we’ll be happy to add the information to this page.
What do you like best about your favourite bookstore in Ottawa? Feel free to leave a comment below.