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.



Celebrate Independents



Tearoom/Café 9.30am - 9pm New and Used books of all genre

Come and check out Café / tearoom  'Chapter Two!'. local art, french press coffee, fine teas ,Patisseries and Spotty Dog Cupcakes!

 Chapter Two is located in the same building as Cafe Books, just off the pedestrain mall or through our children's section. 


Call us at 403-678-0908

Author Reading Chapter 2, Cafe Books
Thursday Oct 30, 7pm

Join Beth Powning as she shares readings from her newly released memoir, 'Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life' All welcome.

The Call of the Ice with Simon Moro presented with Skype, and Monica Meneghetti
Fri Oct 24, 7 pm

Cafe Books-Chapter Two

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