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The Book Shop

242 Main St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5B2, Canada
+1 250-492-6661
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Booooooks and more books.

If you are looking for any type of book this is the place to shop in the okanagan. They probably... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maurizio3030
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Oliver, Canada
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Love this place!

Went in with a list of 10 obscure, older book titles and they had a copy of each one. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maureen M
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“book lovers” (13 reviews)
“non fiction” (7 reviews)
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242 Main St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5B2, Canada
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+1 250-492-6661
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"book lovers"
in 13 reviews
"great bookstore"
in 9 reviews
"non fiction"
in 7 reviews
"could spend hours"
in 5 reviews
"love books"
in 5 reviews
"second hand books"
in 4 reviews
"huge collection"
in 3 reviews
"treasure trove"
in 4 reviews
"floor to ceiling"
in 3 reviews
"amazing selection"
in 5 reviews
"western canada"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"knowledgeable staff"
in 7 reviews
"main street"
in 6 reviews
"great staff"
in 4 reviews
"great location"
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"thousands"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for any type of book this is the place to shop in the okanagan. They probably have every book ever written. The staff/owners are super nice.

Thank Maurizio3030
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in with a list of 10 obscure, older book titles and they had a copy of each one. This included a first edition Truman Capote. Great staff, great location. A must see in Penticton.

Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The deeper you explore in the far reaches of this bookstore, the more lost in time and space you may feel - in a good way. Fantastic selection of Northern literature (Arctic, Alaska, etc.) and lots of explorer and adventurer volumes. But, everything else is...More

Thank 3Islanders
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have lived in Penticton for 15 years now and the Book Shop is one of the top reasons we love this town. A massive, organically organized collection of books attended by a staff who are the sort of people you want to be friends...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Yes, there is a large selection, mainly of second hand books but we have been to plenty of bigger and better places

Thank David G
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The place is the coolest! If this store doesn't have the used book you are looking for - then the book probably doesn't exist! The store is so full of books that it's actually difficult to move around in.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

If you are book lover, than you need to stop here. The shelves are stacked with books and more. The only thing I didn't like, switch kept me from staying was the temp. It was too warm for me to stay inside and browse.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a used book or a rare title, you will probably find it here. It’s a mayhem of books stacked everywhere. You could spend hours here and so you should. There is construction on the main street when we visited so...More

Thank ccriderYVR
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Jam-crammed with books of every age and subject, look up to the ceiling to see the categories, the sujects are literally on the ceiling! We left with a dozen hard to get books at half price or less. Browsing is a lot of the fun....More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

An amazing location, so many books on all subjects; a treat for book lovers :) Handy parking in the rear of the building, business on the main st. If you love books and you are in the area; GO

Thank Katie D
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