Welcome to the largest independent used book store in Ottawa 🍁

Lots of books on Canadiana, religion, science, and more
Lots of books on Canadiana, religion, science, and more

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The entrance to Book Bazaar
The entrance to Book Bazaar

Our beautiful storefront on Bank Street in Ottawa. Photo by Jessica Mundie.

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Rows and rows of secondhand books
Rows and rows of secondhand books

Light shines into the Book Bazaar's fiction section in Ottawa. Photo by Jessica Mundie.

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Welcome to the Book Bazaar!

Family-owned since 1974

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The Book Bazaar is an independent used book shop that has been selling
pre-owned and rare books for over 46 years.

 

We are family-run small business that offers a very large and eclectic mix of books and a selection of sheet music and books on music. Our specialities include Canadiana, Indigenious peoples, philosophy, religion, science, and literature.

 

Member of Ottawa Antiquarian Booksellers Association & Canadian Booksellers Association.

Photo © Jessica Mundie for Capital Current

Shop our Collection

In-Store Books

With two floors of used books, you're bound to find your next great read.

 

Visit us in person to peruse our in-store collection.

Sheet Music

We have a large collection of used sheet music and music books available in-store.

 

Please note that our sheet music is not catalogued, meaning  we do not maintain a list of available pieces.

 

Looking to Sell Your Books?

Book Bazaar buys quality hardcover and paperback books in good condition that we have a current need for.

Unfortunately we cannot purchase all the books offered to us.

If you have books to sell, we ask that you contact us before coming to our store.

We also make house calls if you have a large library and are located close to Ottawa.

For further information please call 1-613-233-4380.

We also offer library appraisal services upon request.

Thank you for your interest.

 
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Things to know:
  • You must contact the store first to sell books. If you arrive without an appointment our buyer may not be available.
     

  • We only buy books within Ottawa and surrounding areas.
     

  • We do not purchase textbooks, computer books, magazines, or encyclopaedias.
     

  • We generally only purchase books in English, however may make exceptions for select books.
     

  • We are unable to quote prices over the phone for your books; all books must be evaluated in the store and/or in your home by our buyer to accurately assess their resale value

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Our Story

In case you were not aware...
In case you were not aware...

Photo taken in our mass market paperback section.

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Owned by true book lovers
Owned by true book lovers

Photo by Jessica Mundie.

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Book Bazaar in the local news
Book Bazaar in the local news

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Book Bazaar was opened in 1974 by Beryl McLeod. John and Jayne Wyatt bought the store in June of 1994 (see Beryl's parting message on p.19 of that month's Glebe Report). Since then, the Book Bazaar has moved from its original home in the Glebe to larger storefront further north up Bank Street. Book Bazaar was one of the first independent used book shops to begin selling online.

In December of 2021, the store was bought by Vaughn Macdonald, who now runs the store in conjunction with Black Squirrel Books.

The store employs a handful of local individuals and has served a wide range of clients including senators, parliamentarians, and international literary figures. We have shipped books all over the world, including Australia, Japan, Brazil, and even the House of Lords in London, England.

If you're a bibliophile, you can ❤ our store on LibraryThing.com.

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Contact Us

​Open 7 days a week with free parking.

Book Bazaar is located in Centretown, Ottawa (the National Capital of Canada).

We are 14 blocks south of Parliament Hill, and accessible via OC Transpo bus routes 6, 7 and 14.

Please note: our store is not wheelchair accessible.

(613) 233-4380

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