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

Hours Expanding!

Back to (some) Evening Hours

We will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evenings starting May 12th. Another sign of getting back to (a new) normal)

Ottawa Writers Festival

The Writers Festival is once again hosting some in-person events. Check out their website to see what’s coming in May

Wearing a Mask at Perfect Books

… is encouraged, for now. We’re being appropriately cautious here. Please wear a mask when you come in to shop. There’s still a lot of uncertainty out there and our health is a precious commodity.

We always have a few on hand and they’re free so please join with us in keeping EVERYBODY healthy for the long term


Buying a Gift Card On Line

• Click on the “Shop” icon on the top left of this page

• When the next page opens, select “Gift Cards” from the green bar near the top of the page

• Select “Add to Cart”, the select “Go to Cart”

• In the box that says “Cost”, enter the dollar value you wish

• At this point you can personalize the card (see the box on the left)

• When finished, click on the box at the bottom of the page which will take you to a login screen

• There you can create an account or log in to your existing account

• You will then proceed to checkout where you have two options

• We can hold the card at the store for pickup OR we can mail it to the recipient you choose

• Note that you are automatically charged for shipping but we waive that if the card is being mailed locally

Hours of Operation

We are open 7 days a week for browsing after completing an exciting expansion and overhaul of the bookshop. We are open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday and from 11 to 5 on Sundays.

Please ignore the misinformation that is appearing on Google. This is where our correct hours are posted.

Perfect Books – Strong and Able!

Thanks to all of you for supporting us throughout the past few years. After  two years of Elgin Street reconstruction and 24 months of Covid we continue to grow, thanks to you! The proof is in the beautiful new shop. New floors, new lighting, new shelves and the same great service. We look forward to showing off our new look to you. See you soon!

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