Tanner’s Books is a bookstore and more! It has grown into a large full-service bookstore with new releases, bestsellers, and new books in over 50 fiction and non-fiction categories. Come in and browse the largest newsstand on Vancouver Island – over 2000 magazines and 40 newspapers from Canada, The United States, and Great Britain. Enter the Travel and Nautical Room with over 500 maps and nautical charts, along with travel, and nautical reference and writing books. And don’t miss the games puzzles, calendars, souvenirs, greeting cards, and more!
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  • A surprisingly comprehensive selection of books, magazines, and newspapers that will fill any literary wish, want, or need you might have. Service is a bit stilted but eventually effective. Haven't ha...  more »
  • I was searching for a specific travel book and went 8nto Tanners Books in Sidney to see if they had it. The book was just published and they didn’t have it on their shelves yet, but the staff were ext...  more »
  • Always nice to have a good book store close at hand. They carry an excellent selection of magazines and books, along with a few cards, wrapping paper etc. perfect for finding a last minute gift. The s...  more »
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  • Lovely selection of new books with a good balance of classic titles and new titles. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The store is well laid out and there's lots of room to peruse the aisles without tripping over other customers. As a bonus, their children's section is amazing! It's huge with lots of titles for all ages. It's always worth dropping into Tanner's.
  • Tanners always have a good selection of new releases. Good service.Clerks take you right t o to books you are looking for. They are knowledgeable and helpful. Tanners carry a large and varied selection, carefully displayed and accessable.
  • Tanner Books is a local institution. They specialize in local and BC publications and have one of the best selections of magazines on the south island. The helpful staff can assist you and place special orders if they don't carry what you need. They also have an unusual selection of gift items. Check them out and make use of the free street parking.
  • Great bookstore, staff always willing to help you find the book you are looking for or order it in when they don't have it.
  • Huge selection of magazines and books. Open in the evenings...great place to buy books or simply browse
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