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

Lockdown Hours: Please note changes

Hours of Operation

We will be “open” for business from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays

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.

Our response … so far

As announced on April 16th, the current lockdown will continue for several more weeks. As far as we can gather at this time, we will still be able to offer curbside pickup service and delivery. We will continue to monitor the situation and seek clarification of rules for small independent retailers.

HOWEVER… We encourage you to stay at home as much as possible. If you have placed an order or are considering placing one, we will hold those books until you are comfortable enough to come to the store to pick them up or we can arrange delivery.

We will be working with a skeleton staff at the store, accepting and processing orders and answering phones. We assume that we will be able to do deliveries but, given our current costs, that delivery charge will rise to a flat $10 throughout the city and will rise to current postal rates for outside the city.

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 May.

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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