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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Whodunit, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Looking for a great mystery novel? Whodunit is the place to find it. Open since 1994, this specialty bookstore offers a full range of crime fiction, with a special focus on Scandinavian, British and Canadian authors. On the last Tuesday of every month, Whodunit hosts a Mystery Reading Club. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in-store, the owners will gladly order it for you.
165 Lilac St.