Our hours: Mo-We 10-6 • Th&Fr 10-8 • Sa 10-6 • Su 12-5
258A Elgin St., Ottawa, ON
An Independent Bookshop for the Passionate Reader

Before You Shop, Please Read Instructions Below

Corona Virus Effect

We are now closed for in-store shopping for an undetermined length of time as requested by the Province of Ontario. We will answer telephones from 10 to 3 Monday through Friday but we prefer that you communicate with us via email or online orders unless you are calling to pay for an order.

On-line Orders and Delivery

We are open for orders placed online and by email. We are now offering free delivery to addresses within the city. You can indicate that in “Instructions” to us.We can arrange for courier service for outlying areas at a very reasonable rate. If you have an existing order, we will call to see if you would like delivery. We can accept payment when we call you to confirm delivery. You can also do a “curbside pickup” by placing the order, paying over the phone and presenting yourself at our door at an arranged time between 10 and 3 from Monday to Friday.

Website Order Issues

Our website clearly did not anticipate COVID-19. If you would like home delivery OR if you are able to do a curbside pickup, please specify that in instructions to us. We can also ship to more remote areas using Canpar courier services at a subsidized rate.

Perfect Books – Strong and Able!

You have supported us so very forcefully over this past year and a bit, helping us surmount construction woes and now this terrible virus. We appreciate your concern but I want to iterate that Perfect Books is in great shape and we will withstand these temporary obstacles and bounce back as healthy as ever when this clouds passes. We’re going to be here to serve this community for many, many years to come.

The Ottawa Writers Festival 

The Spring edition of the Ottawa Writers Festival has been cancelled

Canada Reads

We are happy confirm that we have stock in all of the books for Canada Reads.



New in Fiction

New in Fiction

New in Fiction

New in Non-Fiction

New in Non-Fiction

New in Non-Fiction