Best Bookstores in Toronto


Type Books

883 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for art books and magazines

One of the city's best book shops

The staff give great suggestions


BMV Books

471 Bloor Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get lost in this used book store and come out hours later.

Big (three-storey) used bookstore with all kinds of stuff.

This three-storey (plus a basement) Annex second hand book, magazine, video, dvd and comic book shop is open late seven days a week and has four floors of stuff to browse through.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great independent bookstore specializing in diversity and social justice. Also has lots of great fiction, cookbooks, kids' books, magazines etc.

A fun book store with Friendly helpful staff.



2862 Dundas St W·Map·Hours·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A solid second hand book and record store

Our absolute favourite Vinyl Shops. It's well worth the drive or subway ride and the owner was pictured on Rush Power Windows back in the 80's!

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Interesting collection of books and magazines...

Queer book store with local events and a great selection of books!

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For the book lovers, this is a great used book store!

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellently curated used books and records

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you read paper books like Kelly this is the place to find them

My personal favorite bookstore a delightful Saturday or Sunday refuge


The Monkey's Paw

1229 Dundas Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome second hand book store

Unique shop with an unusual collection of...well, things.

This is a strange bookstore stocked up with obscure and forgotten volumes. It's a great place to browse on a rainy day.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

These guys truly know from books. Plus it has a wide selection of magazines and literary magazines and a huge children's section.


UofT Bookstore

214 College Street·Map·Hours·


She Said Boom!

393 Roncesvalles Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good little used bookstore, fun to thumb through some records and books.

Local record store. CDs, Records, and books!



2169 Queen St E·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect for all your reading/guidebook needs.


Book City

1950 Queen St E·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Eclectic, newest editions, travel books.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good Books & Interational Magazines