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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Our store hours are 9:30-7pm

 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.

Cancelled- Half for you and Half for me Katherine Govier

This event has been cancelled. Books are still available.  Half for you and half for me / Between us two shall goodwill be.” Here is a nursery rhyme book to entertain both adult and child as they read together. The classic rhymes are side by side with annotations about their backstories: Who was Wee Willie Winkie? Did live blackbirds really fly out of a pie? Was Humpty Dumpty a person—or a clumsy cannon?



Café Books' Book Club

Café Books is starting a book club! Join our staff for monthly book discussions. Call or email us to be added to the list!

First Book The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

New Releases!

March 24

Nuptse & Lhotse Go To the Rockies - by our very own Jocey Asnong.


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

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