Fall is the season of books, so what better time to poke around the shelves of your local shop in search of your next favourite title? To get you inspired for an afternoon of browsing, we’ve rounded up some of this country’s most-beloved independent bookstores, from a shop founded by Alice Munro, to one specializing in “radical reads,” to another featuring hard-to-find first editions. Put them on your list for your next visit to Victoria, Wolfville and Burlington.
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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal, Quebec
Founded in 1989 by Chris Oliveros as a magazine, Drawn & Quarterly has grown to become an internationally renowned publisher of comics and graphic novels. In 2007, Oliveros opened Librarie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood, and it’s become a favourite spot among local authors and book-lovers. And just this past October, La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly opened just down the street, focusing exclusively on children’s literature, including graphic novels for kids.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest.
La Petite Librairie D+Q 176 Bernard Ouest.