Edmonton book stores worth browsing

The best way to spend a cold winter day in Edmonton is to curl up by a roaring fire with a great book. Don’t have a title ready to pull down from your bookshelf? Drop by one of these fine purveyors of books.

Ascendant Books

105-10310 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2

It features 5,000 square-feet of books focusing on spirituality, dreams and other metaphysical topics that are hard to find in other bookstores. You can also take home decor items, CDs, or DVDs on related topics.

Wee Book Inn

10310 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z8

This store has been operating in Edmonton since the early 1970s. They have four locations in and around Edmonton, and are open late for those night owl browsers who finish their book and need something else to read before bedtime. You’re sure to find something that fits your fancy from their $2 paperback section.

The Bookseller

9562 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z8

It focuses on rare and out-of-print titles that are nearly impossible to find in other stores, as well as books on Christianity and theology. Their neat and spacious store makes it easy to get lost for hours browsing their shelves.

Alhambra Books

10115 81 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W9

They have a very large selection of books, and you’ll be drooling over the plethora of fiction paperbacks available. Pick up a good story for just a few dollars and you’ll be entertained from beginning to end - and then you’ll come back for more!

Mandolin Books & Coffee Company

6419 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0N9

This store has a good selection of used books. If you have any gently used books, they might be interested in purchasing them. Drop in, have a cup of coffee, browse their great book selection and catch one of their live music events.

The Edmonton Book Store

10533 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A3

It has more than 80,000 titles available for you to purchase. They focus on rare books, and have many about Western Canada. If you’re looking for a hard-to-find title and no one else can get it for you, there’s a good chance The Edmonton Book Store can!

Audrey's Books Ltd

10702 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3J5

They have been serving Edmonton’s bookworms for decades. They host regular in-store author events and offer 25 per cent off Globe and Mail bestsellers. Their knowledgeable staff would be happy to recommend some titles if you’re not sure what to pick up.

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