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

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

We are closed on December 25, 26 and 27. We will re-open with regular hours (10 to 6) on Tuesday, December 28th

New Year’s Eve we will close at 4 p.m.

New Year’s day we are closed

We will recommence regular hours starting January 2nd

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 localls

The New Perfect Books

We have completed almost all of our renovations and we are once again open for browsing. There are a few details to tidy up but we think you’ll enjoy the new store. Please note that we are reverting to our regular hours effective immediately. See below

Hours of Operation

We are once again open 7 days a week for browsing after completing an exciting expansion and overhaul of the bookshop. We are now 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 18 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!




New in Fiction

New in Fiction

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