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



Go Barley
Aug 23, 3pm

Join us in Chapter Two, Cafe Books as the authors of the Go Barley cookbook talk about their recipes 

Come and check out 'Chapter Two!'. Nearly new books, local art, french press coffee, fine teas 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. 

Our store hours for both Cafe Books and Chapter Two for July and August are 9:30-9pm

Call us at 403-678-0908

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. 

First Book The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Currently Reading: Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Best of The Bow

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