We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Large Book store for a small island

Book store has a large variety of books for all ages. Sells new and some used. Prices seem high on... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Saskatoon, Canada
via mobile
Beautiful book store. Not the warmest welcome.

We are a traveling Instagram family and love exploring. We were excited to find such a charming... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Radelle J
via mobile
Read all 10 reviews
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“book store”(4 reviews)
“stocked”(3 reviews)
“books”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
76 Madrona Drive, Sturdies Bay, British Columbia V0N 1P0, Canada
+1 250-539-3340
Improve This Listing
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews book store stocked books browsing cards
Updating list...
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Book store has a large variety of books for all ages. Sells new and some used. Prices seem high on most books. Also sells finger puppets, t’shirts, colouring books, post cards and greeting cards

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IslandPrairieGirl
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We are a traveling Instagram family and love exploring. We were excited to find such a charming book store on Galiano! It really is well stocked and delightful. We were very excited to pick out a few items (& we did!). The store is well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Radelle J
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Spent a rainy afternoon browsing in this independent ‘not amazon’ bookstore. Good selection of mainstream Canadiana and local lit. Plus cards and local artisan gifts. Will be back!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Well stocked with quality books, art supplies, kids books. Amazing selection for such a small community. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ZLI
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Excellent little book store with an amazing stock of titles, the staff was great, she was super friendly and had some excellent recommendations for local sites, we went back here a few times and couldn't get enough! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank BeenThereYYJ
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I echo what others have said. Unassuming from the outside but a great selection of books for any type of reader. The staff is knowledgeable but there is no pressure if you simply want to take your time to find the right book. This is...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Peppi26
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Yes it is quite easy to miss this book store. It's unassuming but we spent an hour here browsing. The selection is excellent and you definitely get the feel that it is being run by book lovers. It is also only a few minutes walk...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing special from the exterior. But on entering this quite small bookstore you will be surprised at the fairly large selection of current new books. They also have a used book section in the back with a decent selection of deals. The kids liked it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This store is excellent ... wonderful selection of new and used books as well as some toys, calendars and more. Our daughter read the first book we bought there so quickly we had to return the next day! Excellent service too - they went out...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Donald G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Mayne Island Resort
359 reviews
6.13 km away
Blue Vista Resort
78 reviews
6.67 km away
Hastings House Country House Hotel
266 reviews
13.55 km away
Seabreeze Inne
125 reviews
13.64 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16 nearby restaurants
Babes in the Woods Eatery
92 reviews
.13 km away
Sturdies Bay Bakery
89 reviews
.09 km away
Scoops Ice Cream & Family Restaurant
56 reviews
.14 km away
Wood-fired Pizza Terrace
105 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Bluffs Park
29 reviews
1.58 km away
Kunamokst Mural
44 reviews
.08 km away
Bellhouse Provincial Park
27 reviews
.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Galiano Island Books staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines