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The Best Independent Bookstores in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Updated: 26 September 2017

There’s nothing like a good book to read on vacation! Halifax has a number of fantastic independent bookstores located around the city, so hit up these spots to grab a great book, that will be as memorable as your holiday.

Woozles Children’s Bookstore

While Woozles is a children’s bookstore, it’s also an amazing place for people of all ages to visit. Whimsical, magical, and full of books and toys for children from babies to teens, this place holds a special place in the hearts of many locals.

1533 Birmingham St, Halifax, NS B3J 2J1, Canada, +902 423 7626

Woozles | Courtesy of Woozles Children’s Bookstore

The Last Word

There is something for everyone at The Last Word, located in the city’s west end. From cookbooks and classics to self-help and fiction, this spot has it all. They take cash only, so make sure you come prepared if you’re planning on purchasing.

2160 Windsor St, Halifax, NS B3K 5B6, Canada, +902 423 2932


While they carry a wide variety of books, Bookmark is a particularly strong supporter of local writers. Browse through an impressive selection of maritime writers, then head across the street to the Public Gardens and find a bench to enjoy your new read.

5686 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H5, Canada, +902 423 0419

Trident Booksellers and Café

Browse for books, new and used, at this downtown fixture that has been open since 1992. Follow up your visit with a stop at Tridents Café for one of their much-loved espresso-based drinks.

1256 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3J 1T6, Canada, +902 423 7100


Schooner Books

Book connoisseurs will have a blast digging through the selection of rare and used reads at Schooner Books. Open since 1975, the store has a special interest in books on the Atlantic provinces, early Canadiana, Canadian Art, and Canadian Military.

5378 Inglis St, Halifax, NS B3H 1J5, Canada, +902 423 8419

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