Burlington, Ontario’s vitality and lifestyle is a wonderful mix of city living, and small town charm, all rolled into the Best Mid-Sized City in Canada.
Some of that small town charm comes from the many independent retailers in the city, providing excellent service, goods, and adding the local flavour that helps to keep the identity of individual cities and towns alive. In Burlington, we’re fortunate to have a great selection of book stores to shop in whenever we crave a new story.
To help you find the books you’re looking for, we have a list of five Burlington book stores that we recommend you visit the next time a book is on your shopping list.
By The Lake Books
With a wide selection of books, and a great reputation, By The Lake Books is the perfect stop on your book buying adventure through Burlington.
Whether you already know what you’re looking for, or you need a suggestion, the staff are ready and willing to help you find what you need.
This is a great little book store. They have a huge selection of books in all genres to choose from. The staff is very attentive and go above and beyond to help you find the perfect book. Not to mention the prices are fantastic!
I would definitely recommend this store to anyone looking for a solid selection of books to choose from, and a knowledgeable staff that can help you find the perfect read. – Lynn G. (Yelp)
Address: 5295 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 639-4622
The Book Nook
The Book Nook bills itself as “Your friendly neighbourhood book store with a large variety from romance to sci-fi”, which should give you great confidence in their ability to provide you with a great book to read on every visit!
My favourite used book store that I have ever visited! A HUGE selection of so many genres and authors and topics, and super affordable. The history and philosophy sections are my favourite and I always leave with at least 5 books. The store is organized well for the amount of books they have and is easy to navigate. The shopkeeper is also super kind and helpful when you need to find something! I could spend hours here. – Julia S. (Yelp)
Address: 501 Brant Street, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 637-0881
A Different Drummer Books
A proudly independent community bookstore, A Different Drummer Books is proudly part of the Burlington community. They’re also happy to help you find anything you need on your book shopping list.
Stop in soon!
Address: 513 Locust Street, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 639-0925
Appleby Book Ranch
Offering gently used books and issuing credits, Appleby Book Ranch is an excellent option for book shoppers looking to save a few dollars, or trade in some of their own gently used books from home.
Stop in today to see their selection, and leave with a new story to read at home!
Address: 3300 Fairview St, Unit 6E, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 637-5751
This may not be a traditional book store, but if you or someone you love is a comic book fan, Conspiracy Comics should be on your list of must visit stores.
With a wide selection of comic books, and comic related items like t-shirts and collectibles, fans of the genre are sure to find something they love when they walk in the door.
I’ve been to both Conspiracy comics in Oakville and Burlington now, and both times, I was so impressed with them. All their employees are so nice! I love their t-shirts and toy collections, and it’s so easy to find what I want. Agapae was so kind when I asked her for the comics I was looking for and I felt like I was treated like a friend coming to visit. It made me want to come back again. Love this shop. – Abigail M. (Yelp)
Address: 2388 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 333-1552