I wander forth this chill December dawn:
John Frost and all his elves are out, I see,
As busy as the elfin world can be,
Clothing a world asleep with fleecy lawn.

~Robert Buchanan (1841–1901) "Snow"

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Wishing all of you a peaceful holiday
filled with happy hours to read your new books.

Jem, our little bookstore dog,
has a Christmas gift for you...
for every $50 in gift cards purchased
receive a $10 gift card for free!

Until December 24th

Backyard Jem - Christmas 2017

Jem's ready! Are you?
Come in and find out what great gifts she's wrapped and put under the tree.

Mr. Noisy Xmas
Letters from Father Christmas
Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe
Girl Who Saved Christmas
Christmas Days
Anvil Island First Nations Bear
Best in Travel 2018
Inner Life of Animals
The Book of Dust
Bandu Game
Dark Side of the Spoon
Now Playing
Un-Discovered Islands

"In the sheltered heart of the clumps last year's foliage still clings to the lower branches,  tatters of orange that mutter with the passage of the wind, the talk of old women warning the green generation of what they, too, must come to when the sap runs back."
~  Jacquetta Hawkes 

“Wherever I go, bookstores are still the closest thing
to a town square."   

~ Gloria Steinem

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 Stop in or call us and we'll find something for everyone on your list...

Books ~ of course!
Fiction, Canadian lit, history, biography, teen & tween, ideas & inspiration, science, little people, cooking, humour, word games & more

BC Art & Artisans
Artistic gifts to grace home and garden
Artists ~ John Capitano, Sandra Dubberly, Caroline James,  Tony Max, Elizabeth McLaren, Jilly Watson

Studios ~ Anvil Island (Vancouver Island)
Cedar Mountain (Saltspring Island)
Reclaimed Wood  (Vancouver)

Handmade by Mimi

Greeting Cards
Too many unique lines & cards to list!
Including local designers Charles van Sandwyk, Zinnia Falcon, Hilary Morris & Sheila Warren

Jewellery ~ Canadian
Laughing Sparrow, Alison Higgins, Nancy Dawson, Glee, Silver Suspensions, Victoria Rox, Chi Creations, Connie Paul Hearts & Beads, Moonshine Studio, Stickman Creations

We are also proud to carry beautiful hand-made wearable art created by Ayala Bar from Israel

Notebooks, planners, sketchbooks, guest books

Games & Puzzles
Games ~ Bananagrams, Dutch Blitz, Scopa, Backgammon, Rummikub, Anomia, Cross Crib, Chess, Bridge Cards, Charades, Uno, Play Nine, Set Games, Chicago Cribbage, Isle of Skye and more

Puzzles ~ Wasgij, Jan van Haasteren, Cobble Hill, Jumbo, Pomegranate Art, Falcon, Piatnik, Heye, Springbok, Anatolian, Madd Capp and more

Ayala Bar necklace-winter 2017
New rings by local designer Alison Higgins
Ayala Bar necklace-winter 2017
Treat yourself to a new Ayala Bar piece
for holiday gatherings or just to add a little everyday sparkle.

Choosing the Way by Jilly Watson

~ Detail from Choosing the Way ~

Painting by Jilly Watson

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“I went back to the old turf-house door and drew back the ivy. There between the stones was the dried-out bird's nest that was no longer in use because its owner was on her foreign holidays. I eased my letter to Santa out of my pocket and tucked it into the nest. I considered this the ideal resting place because the owner and Santa both belonged to foreign places and came here across the sky.”

~ Alice Taylor, An Irish Country Christmas 

December  HOURS

Monday to Saturday  9:30 - 6:00

Sundays & Holidays  11:00 - 5:00  

*December 18th to 22nd  ~ 9:30 to 8:30

Closed at 4:00 on the 24th and the 31st
Closed for the 25th & the 26th


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

604-980-9032  ~

Handsome Hudson
Handsome Hudson, one of our favourite customers contemplating the shelves in anticipation of his next great read.

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. It is without a doubt the best deal humans ever made."
          ~ Roger Caras
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