The Book Shop, Penticton

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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. Plan to see The Book Shop and other attractions that appeal to you using our Penticton online road trip planner .
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  • I recycle my books through the Book Shop. I hadn't been there in awhile but when I went to purchase my book they said I still had credits from previous donated books. I walked out with my purchase for...  more »
  • The first place we take visitors. They come back to go to the Book Store. Funky eclectic huge selection!  more »
  • This is by far the coolest book store I have ever been to, floor to ceiling book shelves and crates of books all around, so many things to choose from I could have got lost in there for hours. The pri...  more »
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  • Great place to find almost any book you can think of. If they don't have it, then the very knowledgeable staff can recommend where to find it, or at least suggest an alternative. Love this place!!!
  • Awesome selection of books and smells great as soon as you enter. Really neat place that one could easily spend hours in. Would recommend!
  • Favorite place in all of penticton. The owner and staff are awesome!! Very helpful. Great selection. If you love to read you'll love this store as much as do!!
  • I have bought so many books here, I now try to avoid it or I would buy out the whole store. It's a very large, very cheap secondhand bookstore thats brimming with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Staff are friendly and always know which books are where. They also rent DVDs.
  • That smell of old books:) love this place! Super cozy, theres a little bit of everything in here new and used.. also might be the last living video rental store..? And pugs!

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Where to stay in Penticton

Penticton's position between two lakes means that you're likely to enjoy waterfront views no matter where you stay. The town center, on the southern shore of Okanagan Lake, represents the most popular place to stay, with a host of motels and resorts offering views over the water. Head south down Skaha Lake Road--itself littered with accommodations--and you'll find quieter inns and motels offering vistas over the smaller but equally scenic Skaha Lake. Head just out of town along the east shore of Okanagan Lake and you can stay in a bed and breakfast or guesthouse among the region's wineries.
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