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Our physical space is open on Granville Island (1387 Railspur Alley), Tuesday-Sunday from 11 am- 5 pm. In addition to what we have in stock, we accept special orders for a majority of titles in print, just email us at or give us a call at 604-558-1124. Thank you for supporting us by choosing to shop locally.

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Cutting-edge fiction from around our glorious globe.
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Indigenous storytellers and essential voices.
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The revisited, post-it note covered, underlined, cherished titles close to my heart, plus those I can't get off my mind. 
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A mix of old and new, with a few personal quirks for good measure.
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Books about/ by queer authours. 
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Established and emerging women's voices.
JusticeSee more
After love, is there anything else more important?
PhilosophySee more
Books by Black AuthorsSee more
Celebrating Black excellence.
ObservationsSee more
Essays and clarion calls that cut through the noise. 
PoetrySee more
Transcendent work from national and international writers.
Sweeping StoriesSee more
Bold, moving tales of epic proportion. 
Riveting LivesSee more
The lives of others, boldly shared.
Literary MagicSee more
Books with that "special something" we love.
Planet & PoliticsSee more
Explore the world around us.
Being HumanSee more
On finding oneself, and what that means.
Deep DivesSee more
Intriguing perspectives on the important and esoteric.