Shop Local Tips for Books

Indie Bookstores: Online & In-Person

Lots of local independent bookstores have a number of options for customers, such as online shopping with shipping, click and collect, or wishlist-making.

To find your local bookstore, use this handy map of Canadian Independent Bookstores.

Chapters Indigo

Chapters Indigo is the only bookstore chain in Canada—and it’s Canadian-owned. The Indigo website allows you to see if a book is in-stock at your preferred location, and you can also ship to a store. See this map of all Indigo locations in Canada.

Shop Local app from Bookmanager

Bookmanager has created a Shop Local app. If you have a specific book you know you want to buy, you can find out which local independent bookstores have it in stock with the Shop Local app. Try it here.

How to use: Select the “Buy Local” option on our website in the BUY button’s drop-down menu (see screenshot).

Or, look for buttons like this —  — on book-related sites, such as the BC Bestseller List.