Local book stores

Support our local book vendors. The dedicated people who run these community-minded shops care about the artists, poets, writers and authors who live nearby. The best way to show them that we care about their presence in our neighbourhoods is by making the mindful choice to buy our books from them.

  • Mill Street Books in Almonte, ON is a small, community minded shop which offers a wide selection of books and great customer service.
  • Perfect Books opened on Elgin Street in Ottawa in April of 1994. This independent book stores strives to be a part of the downtown community and responsive to the needs of our neighbourhood.
  • Books on Beechwood is an independently owned and operated business that has been serving the New Edinburgh neigborhood in Ottawa for over fifteen years.
  • Singing Pebble Books on Main Street has a wide selection of books on health and healing, women’s studies, philosophy, self help, parenting, psychology, metaphysics, vegetarian cooking, Eastern and Western spirituality.
  • Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar on Bank Street buys and sells used books of merit, serves locally roasted coffee, craft beer, and biodynamic wines and hosts live events.
  • Renouf’s Books — Ottawa’s “government bookstore” — was founded in 1888 and offers books, reports, and documents from government organizations and the private industry.

February meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Writing: For Theatre, For Novels, with Melissa Yi
The author of the Hope Sze mystery series has penned books and also written and performed “I Am the Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World (and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room). ” She will share her expertise in writing for theatre and let us know how it can enrich writing in other forms and genres.