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Bookstore with amazingly extensive selection

Tanner’s Books has a huge selection of books, magazines and children’s books (in a separate but... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Jessica S
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
via mobile
NY Times in Canada

This place has been here forever and has just about anything you can imagine where books are... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Bill B
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Local Bookstore where individuals can find books of there choice
2436 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X6, Canada
+1 250-656-2345
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

A bit expensive and more than a bit pretentious. There are more friendly bookshops in Sydney but this one has the best selection of new books.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim W
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Tanner’s Books has a huge selection of books, magazines and children’s books (in a separate but attached store, no less). Grandparents, parents and kids all found something and we all had a hard time leaving too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This place has been here forever and has just about anything you can imagine where books are concerned. I am here for the full month of July this year and my boss wanted to read something other than a local Canadian rag. Tanners DOES carry...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 21 March 2018

A surprisingly comprehensive selection of books, magazines, and newspapers that will fill any literary wish, want, or need you might have. Service is a bit stilted but eventually effective. Haven't had the chance to attend any author's readings to this point but they seem to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I was searching for a specific travel book and went 8nto Tanners Books in Sidney to see if they had it. The book was just published and they didn’t have it on their shelves yet, but the staff were extremely helpful with ordering me a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Always nice to have a good book store close at hand. They carry an excellent selection of magazines and books, along with a few cards, wrapping paper etc. perfect for finding a last minute gift. The staff are generally good sources of information and friendly.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KDSVictoria
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I popped into Tanners looking for last minute Christmas presents for the readers in my family and was pleasantly surprised to find such an amazing store so close to home. Tanners is like the Alladin's cave of bookstores - packed wall to wall with all...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Inga M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great selection of books, maps, games, magazines. They will also special order for you. There are travel guides to Vancouver Island, calendars with local photos. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pat E
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Super location on the Main Street in Sidney. I wanted to buy a book that wasn't on the shelf. The staff was great to recommend an alternate book. Clean and well organized store.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Walking into Tanners is a great all around experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the lay out is easy to find things in and the selection and focus on local writers is heart warming to say the least. If they don't have it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank A488PUstephaniem
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