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The Book Shop

242 Main St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5B2, Canada
+1 250-492-6661
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Readers Paradise!!

When we first walked in, I'm pretty sure I paused in the doorway and squealed a little. Shelf after... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melms4
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Airdrie, Canada
Quirky Place

A bit of a throwback: the rooms are cramped and chaotic in appearance, they rent videos, including... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David R
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Victoria, Canada
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242 Main St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5B2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

When we first walked in, I'm pretty sure I paused in the doorway and squealed a little. Shelf after shelf of books! Great prices and amazing quality. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Make sure you have a lot of time to spend here, and ditch the non...More

Thank Melms4
Reviewed 6 days ago

A bit of a throwback: the rooms are cramped and chaotic in appearance, they rent videos, including VHS (!) and they have helpful employees. The place definitely has character :)

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The book store is probably the best second hand book store I have ever been to. You can walk upto the till and ask any of the employees for that special book and they will know exactly where it is and others that you might...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great variety of used books. Our kids were not familiar with a used book store but by the end they agreed it was a first rate experience. Whether fiction or history or anything else they had it all with many unique finds. It...More

Thank zbestcalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by to get a book bag as we love to collect them. I got to talking to the owner and he was most helpful in providing me with info regarding a book I had been searching for. Great selection of used books and beautiful...More

Thank lumeljay1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Used bookshop in Canada... A MUST see for travelers' who love books! Anything you can think of, every genre, huge kids selection, huge EVERYTHING selection :) We used to live in Penticton and frequently found ourselves wandering the isles.

Thank Jamie Garnet J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into books this store is a must see, books everywhere. My 10 year old daughter didn't know where to look first. Its also a fun experience exploring this store.

Thank davidaN9460DM
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Masses of good books, the staff are always helpful and clearly keen to be there, and fair prices. My wife loves their video rental selection - lots of indie films.

Thank OKDrew
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a terrific shop. Walls and walls of books. Staff is very friendly and helpful. You can find most every thing here.

Thank vtuhkala
Reviewed 8 June 2017

As always, I'm trying to find old interesting books I used to read as a child as well as older science books. This place has a large selection of used books. The place is huge! Friendly staff who are more than willing to assist you...More

Thank Dougenstein
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