There’s something about the smell of books – old or new, they have the ability to transport you someplace magical! And while many now prefer to read their favorite books online, nothing beats the charm of holding that paperback and carefully using bookmarks to come back to it the next day. That is, if you can actually put it down in the first place!
August 9th is Book Lovers’ Day and what better day to give a shout-out to these amazing bookstores in Metro Vancouver that you can easily check out on transit!
Of course, let’s not forget stores like Chapters or Indigo, but with this listicle, we are shining the spotlight on the little-known neighborhood bookstores that are tucked away.
Some of these stores only sell used books, while some specialize in a certain genre. At the end of the day, they are all book lovers’ paradise.
1. The Paper Hound
Location: 344 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Transit: Expo Line, Bus 19
The Paper Hound offers a selection of new, used, and rare titles in a historic, atmospheric building. This bookstore has over 9,000 titles and favours classics.
— 3-Day Novel Contest (@3DayNovel) July 28, 2018