Sleigh your Christmas Shopping List in South Eastern Ontario

Give a gift your friends and family can open again and again! This Yuletide Treasure Trail is your path through Brockville and 1000 Islands Rideau Canal Waterways, connecting you with independent bookstores where you will find gifts that cater to avid readers and book lovers on your list. Discover rare books and literary-themed items, maybe even a signed edition.

Book Trader

Days Open – Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 12–4 p.m.

Address: 152 King St W, Brockville, ON

An excellent used bookstore with a phenomenal selection and knowledgeable staff who have a passion for what they do. Book Trader carries all genres and many books that are out of print and hard to find. It is an excellent place to find the book you’ve been looking for at a good price.

From Here to Infinity Gallery

Days Open – Hours

Mon: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Address: 213 King Street West, Brockville, ON

From Here to Infinity Gallery operates from a historic 1840s building in beautiful downtown Brockville. Purveyor of the unique local artists, the gallery also operates an archive holding thousands of historical negatives and photographic prints as well as an eclectic collection of antiquarian and fine books, ephemera, and other interesting paper and historical items. To infinity and beyond…

Golden Age Comics and Collectibles

Days Open – Hours

Monday 12–5 p.m.
Tuesday 12–5 p.m.
Wednesday 12–5 p.m.
Thursday 12–5 p.m.
Friday 12–5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Address: 7 Court House Square, Brockville, ON

Comic and Collectible heaven! Find everything, including prized movie and sports memorabilia, rare comics, vintage board games, and more. Have Marvel, DC, and Capcom lovers on your list? – check them off here. Job done! 

Savour & Shop in Brockville

Take a break in Brockville for joyful javas, Christmas cravings, and hospitali-tea! Cosies Tea Shop in the heart of downtown Brockville is a delightful British tearoom, serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Cornish pasties, Eccles cakes, scones with jam & cream, they’re all jolly good!

If bubble tea is more your glee, then stop by Sweet Ofelia Cafe & Market. Daily lunch specials and some unique sweet international finds to fill those stockings.

The Merrickville Book Emporium

Days Open – Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Address: 105 Wellington St E, Merrickville, ON

Merrickville is a charming village, with a charming bookstore. The Merrickville Book Emporium offers a unique selection of books, including new releases, bestsellers, and a curated collection of titles across various genres. Enjoy the cozy and welcoming atmosphere of this quaint little shop that specializes in Canadiana and military history.

To Be Continued

Days Open – Hours

Monday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m
Wednesday 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Address: 207 Sanders St, Kemptville, ON

Visit To Be Continued Consignment Shop in the heart of Old Town Kemptville for a double dose of shopping fun! Not only can you score some gently worn clothing gems, but you’ll also stumble upon a fantastic selection of new gifts. Don’t miss their wide array of children’s activity books and puzzles – the perfect way to add some educational excitement to your gift-giving.

MM Books

Days Open – Hours

Sunday’s only 12–5 p.m.

Address: 4 Asa St, Kemptville, ON

A hidden gem in Kemptville and a treat of an antiquarian bookstore. Well stocked with fiction, history, and military, and the owner Merv is always happy to chat and lend a suggestion. Prices are fair, and the selection is huge. Store hours are very limited, so plan your timing for this one!

Book Market

Days Open – Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Address: 144 Prescott St, Kemptville, ON

A cute second-hand bookstore with a wide selection of books. Allow some time to browse here. You’ll find over 60 sorted categories, including thousands of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles and an extensive selection of children’s books.

Savour & Shop in Merrickville & Kemptville

Have you been to The Village Bean? This Merrickville coffee house is a soup-er spot for lunch. Homemade soup made daily, grilled paninis, sandwiches, and chili. Finish up with a slice of carrot cake, a fan favourite.

Follow the smell of freshly baked bread over to The Crusty Baker in Kemptville. Alongside their delectable loaves, you can savor a variety of soups, gluten-free options, and quiches, making it the perfect stop for a wholesome lunch.

At Bubba & Bugs Coffee Bar in Kemptville, the coffee is amazing and the food is delicious. Indulge is a scone, square, or shortbread, made fresh in-house daily. Staple scones include Orange and dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Chai, Double Chocolate, Apple & Cinnamon, and Cookies and cream. Take one for the road!

Olde Magick

Days Open – Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Address: 121 King St W, Prescott, ON

Seeking something truly enchanting? Olde Magick in Prescott is an absolute must-visit. This charming, independent shop is a haven for those with an affinity for the mystical and spiritual. Discover a carefully curated collection of spiritually oriented objects, including angel figurines, incense, polished stones, and, of course, an eclectic range of books covering a broad spectrum of spiritual paths.

Savour & Shop in Prescott.

Thirsty for more?  While you’re in Prescott, Katarina’s Coffee Shop welcomes you. Freshly baked pastries and desserts, various Paninis, hot drinks, and classic specialty coffee. It’s also the perfect place to pick up some treats to go. You are entertaining this holiday season, right?

Bookworm’s Paradise Shopping Route is a delightful journey through Brockville, Prescott, Kemptville, and Merrickville for those who love books, literature, and a few unique java stops along the way. Come for the afternoon or spend a whole day in one or all of these wonderful communities.

Business opening hours can fluctuate and possibly inclement weather closures. Be sure to check their socials before you start your day. Happy shopping, and happy holidays!

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