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Black Sheep Books

3101-115 Fulford Ganges Road, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
250-538-0025
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Owner description: We are an independent, locally-owned shop dedicated to books and the people who love them. Here you will find two floors packed with volumes of... more » Owner description: We are an independent, locally-owned shop dedicated to books and the people who love them. Here you will find two floors packed with volumes of enduring value, including familiar favourites, contemporary fiction, guides, books of local interest, and non-fiction titles covering everything from outer space to inner peace. We also have marine charts, art cards, prints, hand-crafted bags, and many other unique and intriguing items.We buy books every Thursday from 10am - Noon. Spring, Summer & Fall. « less
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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend going to this store if you ever visit Salt Spring Island. You cannot get the completed feel for the local area until you spend time in the book store absorbing the smell, sight, and atmosphere. I bought plenty of books and can't wait to read them. My favourite little store on the island.

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Now THIS is what a bookshop is all about!! Interesting and varied selection and the lady was most helpful. Good memories of when bookshops were the norm rather than e-books. Very useful selection of local interest books, too.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a special book shop. You will not even notice the time pass as you wander through the wonderful aisles of floor to ceiling shelves full of affordable and good condition used books ranging from beach reading to collector items. It's also comfortable for browsing and reading previews. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Linger here!

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I make a point to go to this book store in the village of Ganges on every visit to Salt Spring. They have a terrific collection of books of every category a person could ask for, some new and many, many older and/or antique books. It is like a book museum - floor to ceiling shelves holding works such as... More

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Salt Spring Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Salt Spring is an artsy kind of place and has its fair share of writerly, readerly folk. Many of us browse, talk books, buy books and sell our gently used books here at Black Sheep Books. With a good selection and pleasant reading nooks and gracious, knowledgable staff it is a haven. There are charts for boaters too!

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Considering there are a couple of other used bookstores in Ganges, the selection and prices here are pretty impressive. And as others have said, the organization of their books is excellent. To declare my bias, I usually search in Business, Travel Writing, Biographies, and Sports. Black Sheep had a good selection in all these categories but just to compare the... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

When you walk in you feel as if you're transformed into days of yore. The titles may be current but the feel is very "English castle." The selection is unlike any other, the staff is friendly and informative and the value is incredible! There is also a section of unique and upcycled bags, purses and wallets all lovingly hand made... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I visited Black Sheep Books on 16th May during a short trip to Salt Spring Island. Stepping into the bookstore is like entering a different world. There are no dusty stacks of books strewn all over. The books are meticulously catalogued. Different sections of the bookstore have themes specific to the books shelved there. The bookstore itself is a bright,... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Located in the heart of the village, easy to find, on wonderful Salt Spring Island, I have discovered this used book store, it is spacious, well lighted while at the same time offering many private corners to browse and enjoy the extensive collections. Definitely not your ordinary dusty second hand store but to the contrary,up to date,welcoming and well stocked... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is my absolute favourite bookstore. Walking into it is like walking back in time. The walls are stacked with carefully selected used books, both classic and contemporary, and the overall appeal is delightful. It is a work of art in itself. You can lose yourself in a nook and time stands still, the hustle and bustle outside disappears, and... More

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