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



Our store hours in July and August are 9:30-9pm

Call us at 403-678-0908

Book Signing
July 26, 11-1pm

Come and meet Jocey Asnong as she signs copies of her kids books.

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: Coppermine by Keith Ross Leckie

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