"All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world."

—L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

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Colourful Classics



Books for

Teens, Tweens & Kids

20% off

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." — Dr. Seuss

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,

go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

— Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  “A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.”
– Raymond Duncan

Tween Reads


"A Children's story that can only be
enjoyed by children is not a good children's
story in the slightest."

-C. S. Lewis

Teen Reads


“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

New Releases

"One benefit of summer was that each day
we had more light to read by." 

- Jeanette Walls

At 32 Books & Gallery we carry a wide variety of beautiful and unusual cards for all occasions, many designed by local artists. Our customers often remark on how many humorous cards we carry, their laughter a simple and delightful confirmation.
 “Summer vacation: where you drink triple,
see double and act single.”
– Anonymous
The 32 Books Gallery

Forest Trail
by   Jilly Watson


Jilly has a passion for hiking in the West Coast rainforests and her love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings.

In the summertime Jilly likes to paint en plein air. At other times she works from photographs in her studio.

"I paint to express the wonder that I feel living in our west coast environment and I paint with bright colours to celebrate the joy I feel when painting". - Jilly Watson

“Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course,
the smallest tingling sip;
change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in.”

– Ray Bradbury

August Hours

We are open 7 days a week!

Monday to Saturday  10:00 - 5:30

Sundays  11:00 - 5:00

Holidays  12:00 - 5:00  


We love to special order books, jewellery, cards, games, puzzles & art for our customers.

604-980-9032  ~


Jem, the bookstore dog, having a much deserved beach break

"Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill."

―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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