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Used Bookstores in the Magnetawan Area

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Blog by John & Bonnie Fincham, Brokers | May 11th, 2015

Rainy Day

It's pouring rain and miserable outside at the cottage. Where to spend your day? I'm partial to exploring our local used bookstores!

Bearly Used Books - Parry Sound

Bearly Used Books is located in downtown Parry Sound and is my personal favourite. They have over 100,000 used books available and some of the most helpful staff around. You're welcome to curl up with a book on one of the couches and stay a while. Once you have finished discovering the main store, take a trip to the basement where even more books wait.

Powassan United Church - Powassan

The Powassan United Church Basement Bookstore is open Thursdays from 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM. There are over 15,000 books to explore! The best option, in my opinion, is to purchase a bag of books of your choice for 8 dollars. Otherwise paperbacks are 50c, hardcover and trade paper are each 1.00. The shop is volunteer operated and all proceeds go back to the church. Books that are not sold are donated to several area organizations including the Women's Own Resource Centre, Trout Creek Seniors' Friendship Club, and local nursing homes.

Bizzy B'zz Bookbin - Emsdale

The Bookbin specializes in homeschool resources and has a wide selection of used books. They are open 10 - 5 on Tuesday through Friday, 12 - 5 on Saturdays. It is located just off of Highway 11 - perfect for dropping by on your way up to the cottage!

Think another bookshop should be on this list? Let us know and we'll pop by to check it out.