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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
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3608 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P1, Canada
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
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
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.
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
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
relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.