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.

November meeting

Tuesday, November 12
7:15 p.m.
McNabb Rec. Centre,
Meeting Room B

Polishing Your Manuscript, with Nerys Parry

You’ve completed your manuscript and now you want to send it out to the world. Before you do, you need to make sure it is as professional as possible. Nerys Parry shares her expertise in preparing a polished manuscript.

BIO: Nerys Parry’s writing has aired on CBC radio and appeared in diverse publications. Her work has been shortlisted for the Kenneth R. Wilson Canadian Business Press Award, FreeFall’s Fall Fiction Contest, and the Event Non-Fiction Award. Her first novel, Man & Other Natural Disasters, was a finalist for the Colophon Prize, a Winnipeg Free Press’ favourite overlooked book of 2011 , a Typographical Era‘s top 30 Best Reads of 2012, and CBC Daybreak Alberta top five pick for CBC’s Prairies and North Contender Canada Reads 2013.