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MacLeod's Books

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Seeming chaos with Method to its Madness

My favourite books from here are the first person story of a homesteader north of Edmonton and a... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
North Vancouver, Canada
Books adventure

This secondhand bookstore is located at the corner of West Pender Street and Richards Street... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
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455 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1V2, Canada
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Went into this location to see about trading some books in. The Owner was talking with someone, socializing, and completely ignored me for a few minutes while he carried on his conversation. This also meant that he was ignoring the customer behind me who was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

My favourite books from here are the first person story of a homesteader north of Edmonton and a fiction about boys in Montreal who canoe to Ottawa only to then have to evade capture by natives and travel on foot for days when they loose...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This secondhand bookstore is located at the corner of West Pender Street and Richards Street. Gastown is just one and a half blocks away. It similar to Albiin Bookstore but has a much bigger variety and choice. You can find all sorts of books that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We were looking for something "different" to check out in a recent trip to Vancouver. Love old bookstores so picked MacLeod's as it seemed interesting given the positive reviews. To say the place is a mess is a bit of an understatement but the books...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We got here because we were joining someone that wanted to go, while looking around we met Don, we think is the owner, and started talking about the civil war of Spain, our family is very attached to that topic, our surprise was, four books...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lhurcoll
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is by far the wildest of all used book stores I have ever visited! The 'store' looks more like a set from TV series "Hoarders" or "Buried Alive". However, this is a place of halfway coordinated chaos and books, which just landed on piles...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This may seem like a chaotic book store, however scratch under the surface and there is a system. Take your time to absorb the smell, and browse through books you never thought existed - after purchasing books ourselves it was fascinating to listen to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed February 3, 2018

I know this store has a lot of positive reviews, but I have to say my first reaction was that it was a mess. I'm very used to used book stores with excess books, but this place is crazy, and almost impossible to walk through...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

As a fan of Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland, seeing the photo in the Whistler art gallery, I just had to drop in and buy a book. Despite the chaotic appearance, this is a business with a system and I found something to bring back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LewisH137
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

What a great place. Upon entering I thought, what a beautifully chaotic place. I loved it... tons of used books at great prices. Big piles of books everywhere. I searched through many aisles, took books out from way below. Sat down on the floor, explored...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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