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

When Will Be Open for Browsing

Re-opening Plans

We are entering the final phases of our expansion/renovation project. All of our inventory has been shifted to the former Elgin Jewellers while the original side of our shop undergoes a total renovation. Pickups will happen at our “alternative ” door (the former Elgin Jewellers door) at 260 Elgin. until June 21.

Bear with us. We may be a little slower processing your orders for the next week or two but we are close to the end. At this moment, it looks like we’ll be able to welcome you back into the store by June 21

Hours of Operation

We will be “open” for business from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. That will change when we can once again open for in-person shopping so keep tuned for updates.

You can be assured that we will get books to you one way or the other while still adhering to the letter and the spirit of the Provincial mandate.

How to Collect Books You’ve Ordered

Place your order on line or by telephone. Specify whether you are picking up or wishing delivery.

Wait for us to call, text or email you that your book has arrived

Pay online with your order or we can bring a card machine outside to pay at our door

Knock on our window or door when you arrive. There’s always someone close by.


Some of you have noted that the store next to us has become vacant. The new occupant will be us!! Yes, after several years of solid growth, we are expanding our floor space and doing a very extensive renovation. What better time to do this than in the middle of a Pandemic and a lockdown! We’re aiming for a grand-ish re-opening after this lockdown lifts sometime in mid-June

Perfect Books – Strong and Able!

Thanks to all of you for supporting us throughout this tumultuous year and especially at Christmas. We set new heights for Christmas sales thanks to your determination to shop locally. 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.




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