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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  • 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 »
  • We love bookstores and this is right at the top of the heap. Mostly used books and also an interesting collection of dvds to rent. The thing i liked most was that they had a good selection of geology ...  more »
  • We were in Penticton visiting family and decided to stop by the book shop. They have a lot of books that are somewhat in an order. They don't have any of the books inventoried in their computer so the...  more »
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  • 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!!
  • This is the most amazing used book store. A real treasure. Amazing staff. You will always find what you need + a lot that you never know you did too. A must visit.
  • 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!
  • Large, varied selection of books. The dry air of the Okanagan keeps them by and large in good condition. Reasonable prices.
  • Amazing! 5+ for the sheer volume of books, the selection, prices, and especially the staff! They ate so friendly and so helpful.

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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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