Whether you’re hunting for vintage gems, tomes by beloved local authors or top-of-the-line duds, this town is chock full of places where you can browse, sample and shop. As a true-blue foodie town, there are also plenty of appetizing purchases to be made, and shoppers of all stripes will find a Montreal memento to suit their fancy.
If you have paper-related needs, Nota Bene is a noteworthy destination on Parc Avenue in the southern plateau, close to McGill University. The two-level emporium has all your stationery needs covered, with plenty of beautiful stationery and, when feeling especially old school, refillable pens so you can send your sweetheart a real letter. Those looking for a keepsake or who don’t want to miss a beat can keep track in notebooks of all sizes, from big ones for sketching by Pappersbruk to Rhodia Bloc versions slim enough to slip into a back pocket.