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, as well as offering used books, gifts and tearoom. 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

Adventure Speaker Series!
Tues, April 28th, 7pm -Cafe Books Chapter Two


Adventure Series buy 3 tickets get the third half price  

Walk Run and Roll-To celebrate the launch of Born to Walk, join author Dan Rubinstein, Stephen Legault (Running Towards Stillness) and Tom Babin (Frostbike). An evening of thought-provoking discussion about the ways we move-

Tickets available at Cafe Books- $20 (includes a glass of wine and refreshments)

 The next in the series is A Youth wasted climbing - David Chaundry-Smith.

The story of how David and his brother spent the last years on th 1970's fighing suburban boredom to become ,in the worrd of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott,one of the leading figures in Rock climbing in the 1980s

The third is Purpose Ridden by Ryan Correy. An honest and often obsessive first-hand account of becoming one of Canada's most respected adventure cyclists.



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