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The Book Shop, Penticton

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Browse the wide selection of used and pre-loved literary works at The Book Shop, which stocks books of various genres. The shop specializes in featuring and stocking out-of-print and obscure titles, but also features sections dedicated to themes like wine, military, British Columbia, art, music, and history. The friendly staff here will gladly make suggestions, imparting their encyclopedic knowledge of the shop's idiosyncratic collection. You may even be able to trade in a book or two and make a few extra dollars. To visit The Book Shop and other attractions in Penticton, use our Penticton trip itinerary maker.
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  • What a gem of a place. This bookstore is comviemently located on Main Street. As you walk in, you are immediately surrounded by books...on shelves, in boxes...everywhere! This is a used book store whe...  read more »
  • I have loved this bookstore for years! It offers an overwhelming variety of used books, from paperbacks to hardcover, fiction to textbooks. They also have a very reasonable buy back/credit system to h...  read more »
  • I've been shopping at this bookstore since the early 90s and it never ceases to amaze me with its excellent selection and super knowledgable staff. It is a delight to browse in. One of the best used b...  read more »
  • If you go to Penticton, this place is a MUST stop. Every book you can imagine and more! Spent at least 2 hours wandering. The staff are super friendly and helpful!
  • The most amazing bookstore I've been in. They have thousands of reasonably priced books on every subject and some rare older books. Be prepared to spend at an hour if not longer browsing.
  • Fantastic range of pre-owned books. All subject s under the sun. A must for bookists. Open 7 days a week 9-5. Many rare books especially on the Kettle Valley Railway.
  • This place is just plain fun to look around in! Books from floor to ceiling and around every corner. Some sections feel a bit dated though, as if too many books have just been there too long due to the % of them that nobody will ever want.
  • Excellent book selection. The staff, however, was not only short with my pregnant girlfriend and I, was also rude when ringing in our books, and sneered at us upon inquiring to the price of our books. I loved the store and the selection but would not recommend this store to anyone wanting a pleasant interaction with their cashier.
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