Looking for a hard-to-find first edition? Kestrel Books, a quaint bookshop in the heart of Kitsilano, is known to carry the few and far between when it comes to rare and antiquarian books. If you’re looking for something you haven’t seen in bookstores for a long time but you’ve just gotta have it, this is the place for you. They’ve even got a great online database that you can browse through and order from if you’re not from Vancouver.
Cat lovers must check out Kestrel Books, which has its own resident kitty named Ruby. She often sits on one of the stools inside the bookstore and is quite friendly with shoppers. Kestrels is within walking distance to Jericho Beach, so it’s a great place to visit if you need to pick up an easy-to-read paperback to enjoy on the beach in the summer.