Many of us enjoy reading, so it’s always a very good idea to try reading a few books either for fun or to learn new things. There are a variety of bookstores all over Montreal, so you won’t have a problem finding the right one to suit your needs. That being said, we created a list with 10 of the best book stores you can check out right now in Montreal.
1. The Word
The Word is one of the most popular book stores because it has a ton of great books, many vintage editions and great prices. On top of that, some books are available in English and French too. That means you will find a variety of great books, and if you look hard enough you can easily identify some great gems in there.
2. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is a more posh, appealing book stores. They have lots of graphic novels, fiction and non fiction content too. It’s definitely one of those book stores you want to visit while in the city.
3. Argo Bookshop
The Argo Bookshop is very well organized, they have lots of extraordinary special editions, and again, you can also get the French and English version of the same book. They also have books in other languages.
Archambault has a lot of different things, ranging from music products to books and so on. There’s definitely something for everyone, but you will be particularly impressed with the music focused books here.
5. Renaud Bray
Renaud Bray has a great selection of new and older books too. It’s one of those places where you can spend hours and hours trying to see everything. The prices are great, and the quality is pretty impressive.
6. Librairie Ulysse
It’s a good book store in Montreal, and the great thing about it is definitely the overall selection. Everything is also really well organized, which is not the case with most book stores.
7. Librairie Paragraphe
Librairie Paragraphe has special edition books, vintage books and new releases too. They also bring in a good variety of fiction and non fiction books too, which makes it ideal for everyone.
8. Encore Books & Records
Encore Books & Records is all about offering lots of cool books and a huge selection of great records. They also have comic books too, especially some vintage versions with impressive covers and really good prices.
9. Librairie Gallimard
Librairie Gallimard is more about bringing you vintage books, so here you can find some great gems. Their prices are very fair, and the fact that you can find special editions and also new releases is great.
10. S W Welch
S W Welch has everything from older books to coffee table books, special editions and many others. It’s a bit pricey when compared to other places, but they do have some hidden gems for sure.
Each one of these book stores is a great visit if you love reading books. You will be impressed with the great selection of books, but also the fact that some of these stores have special editions too. It’s a great idea to give them a try whenever you are in Montreal.
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.