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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Bison Books, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bison Books in downtown Winnipeg specializes in antiquarian, used, and out-of-print books (they currently have over 20,000 titles!), including many hard-to-find first editions. (They also offer recent fiction and graphic novels.) And if you have a book you think may be worth a penny or two, owner Aimee Peake will happily appraise it for you in accordance with the code of conduct set out by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
424 Graham Ave.