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Heaven for book lovers

Wonderful bookshop with a gigantic list of titles wich I was looking for! Great staff, very... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Helder S
Lisbon, Portugal
Fabulous-I loved Banyen Books!

During October, 2016, I went to Banyen Books & Sound on 4th Avenue in Vancouver. It was a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
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26 Oct 2017
“Heaven for book lovers”
12 Nov 2016
“Fabulous-I loved Banyen Books!”
Independently owned and based in Kitsilano since 1970, Banyen Books & Sound is an oasis, a crossroads, a meeting place... for East and West, the "old ways" and current discoveries and syntheses. Canada's most comprehensive metaphysical bookstore, we...more
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3608 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P1, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Wonderful bookshop with a gigantic list of titles wich I was looking for! Great staff, very confortable, like if you were at home and peoples from diferent walks of life sharing the same space with a tremendous respect for eachother. I walked 5km to reach...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

During October, 2016, I went to Banyen Books & Sound on 4th Avenue in Vancouver. It was a fantastic experience! For someone like me, it was a perfect place to be! The music they played in the store was very relaxing. The items they have...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Literally. They put a spell on me...and we soooo appreciate it. This is the realm of enlightenment and we visit it often. To the wonderful and knowledgable staff: Thank You...you've worked wonders on my soul.

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

This store is a wonderful escape. The atmosphere is very inviting and calm. There is a great selection of books, especially related to health and self-care. It is a wheelchair accessible store with friendly staff who are willing to hold open the door and provide...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

I always seek out independent bookstores wherever I travel to support. This bookstore focused on spiritual subjects, with a great depth and range of topics. The atmosphere is quiet and contemplative, with pleasant wait staff. I restrained myself with effort, and only bought 4 books...More

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Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative
neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture
and poetry readings, its days of flower children and
buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving
their mark on the number of organic restaurants and
fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of
Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic
expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a
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