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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  • 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 »
  • I popped into Tanners looking for last minute Christmas presents for the readers in my family and was pleasantly surprised to find such an amazing store so close to home. Tanners is like the Alladin's...  more »
  • Great selection of books, maps, games, magazines. They will also special order for you. There are travel guides to Vancouver Island, calendars with local photos. The staff is friendly and knowledgeabl...  more »
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  • Tanner Books is a local institution. They special 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.
  • Very clean tidy and quiet. The staff seems eager to help, but not pushy like some stores which i like. This store has been around at least since i was a kid
  • Great store with loads of magazine and book choices with a seperate room just for kids books. Staff is helpfull and we have been going here for almost 30 years
  • Very well stocked. Courteous and knowledgeable staff.
  • Fantastic selection, especially of magazines. I always make sure to visit when I'm in Sidney.

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