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



Nuptse and Lhotse go to the Rockies Book launch!
Apr 21

Readings for the little ones at 4 pm and 5 pm at Cafe Books, and official launch at Good Earth Cafe from 7- 9 pm with original art work for sale. Readings at 7:30 and 8:30.

Book Launch!
Apr 24, 7 pm

Join us at Cafe Books Chapter Two as Stephen Legault launches the newest book in the Cole Blackwater mystery series. All welcome

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.

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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