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. To visit The Book Shop and other attractions in Penticton, use our Penticton trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A bit of a throwback: the rooms are cramped and chaotic in appearance, they rent videos, including VHS (!) and they have helpful employees. The place definitely has character :)  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The book store is probably the best second hand book store I have ever been to. You can walk upto the till and ask any of the employees for that special book and they will know exactly where it is and...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Such a great variety of used books. Our kids were not familiar with a used book store but by the end they agreed it was a first rate experience. Whether fiction or history or anything else they had it...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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!!
  • May 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    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!
  • May 30, 2017
    Large, varied selection of books. The dry air of the Okanagan keeps them by and large in good condition. Reasonable prices.
  • July 2, 2017
    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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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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