Canmore's most extensive and eclectic bookstore, Cafe Books has a wide range of titles including new releases in fiction, current affairs, local guidebooks and a large children and young adult section.Cafe Books is proud to host monthly author events by both local and international writers. In our warm and relaxing atmosphere, you will also find a selection of jewelry, pottery and artwork by Canadian artists.

Thank you for supporting your locally owned independent bookstore! Joy, Jocey, and Nina.



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Cafe Books and Chapter Two

Discover our world of imagination and stories! Browse our large selection of titles, enjoy a treat from Le Fournil Bakery or Spotty Dog Cupcakes and sip a warm beverage in our cozy cafe and reading room. Open everyday 9:30-9pm

Book Launch Georgetown Inn-Dining Room

Join Judge John Reilly as he launches 'Bad Judgment', the follow up title to the bestseller 'Bad Medicine'. 

Book launch and reading: December 3, 7pm at Georgetown Inn. Free!

Book Reading: Monday December 15, 7pm, Canmore Public Library. Free!

Author Signing
Sat Nov 29

Meet Tom Babin, author of Frostbike 

Absolutely wonderful - watch the trailer for this new book Great Bear Wild from Greystone.

The Great Bear Rainforest is the territory that the proposed Alberta pipeline would impact.

Lose yourself in the stories

Welcome to our nostalgic atmosphere of warmth and comfort and escape to the world of adventure and imagination.

Café Books' Book Club

Café Books has a book club! Join our staff for monthly book discussions. Call or email us to be added to the list. Book Club is currently full but we are taking a wait list. 


Best of The Bow

Thanks to everyone who voted us # 1 bookstore in the Bow Valley  for the fourth year running- we are here to serve our community