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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari
Paperback | Mar 2020
2 in store $22.00
The Wild Robot
Peter Brown
Paperback | Apr 2020
on order $12.99
(releases Apr 7 2020)
Madeline Miller
Paperback | Apr 2020
on order $22.49
(releases Apr 14 2020)
The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton
Hardcover | May 2020
on order $44.00
(releases May 12 2020)
The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante
Hardcover | Jun 2020
on order $32.50
(releases Jun 9 2020)
Joy at Work
Marie Kondo
Hardcover | Apr 2020
on order $30.00
(releases Apr 7 2020)

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Sunday. March 22, 2020




Due to the COVID 19 virus, Talisman Books will be taking measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.


New store policy and procedures:

  • New store hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 12-4 PM, during which the front door will be locked and there will be one staff member inside. We will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

  • We will continue to take your orders online (, by phone (250-629-6944), or by email ( 

  • Payment by card or e-transfer is preferred .

  • In-store or curbside pickup will be facilitated. We are also happy to deliver on-island.

  • If you are not symptomatic and feel safe entering the store, we will allow a maximum of 2 people at a time and we ask that you follow social distancing recommendations.

  • We will have gloves available for customers as long as stock lasts


Thank you for your understanding during this difficult and confusing time. We want to help you get through this crisis in the safest way possible.


With best wishes,


Talisman Team





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