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MacLeod's Books

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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"Organized chaos" is how some customers have described this store because of its packed book shelves. Still, staff know exactly where everything is, including rare first editions.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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455 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1V2, Canada
+1 604-681-7654
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

We love books, and absolutely thrive on out-of-print treasures. None of this Patterson stuff for us; our appetite is a bit more eclectic. So, this should have been heaven, right? Nope, not at all. What it was is a pure curiosity of fantastic proportions. However,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

This is the most amazing place, a crumbling chaotic temple of the printed word, a celebration of books as a way of life, a repository that is both canonical and weird, eclectic in the most surprising and creative ways. It is impossible not to come...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alofoz
Reviewed June 18, 2019

This is a place for booklovers who just love to dig for hidden treasures. But even if you are looking for something, the staff will magically no where to look for it in this avalanche of books. The other shoppers seemed regulars as well and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Floor to ceiling books and some very good finds for those who have the time to do a bit of digging. Friendly service as well!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 729krist
Reviewed March 10, 2019

If you are an avid reader you need to check this place. Large book store close to Gastown. Don't be in a hurry because you need to browse and you shall find a book. I loved this store and was looking for a paperback to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paula V
Reviewed March 9, 2019

I am here to look for old fairy tale books for my daughter. I seem to notice that older fairy tales has better illustrations, something that I love to look at when I was young. The photo inspired me to hone my sketching skills while...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joy M
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
Thank EvelynAnn27
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
Thank JamesKMTan
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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