|Store Type |||Books|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus # 4, 44, 7|
|Cross Street |||on the north side of the street, between Yew and Vine Streets|
|Mon-Fri: 9AM-9PM Sat: 9AM-6PM Sun: 10AM-6PM holidays 11AM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 29, 2008
A Vancouver institution, Duthie Books in Kitsilano is one the city’s most well-known independent book stores. The bright, well-maintained store, beside Capers, stocks a thoughtful inventory of more than 100,000 books, including the latest bestsellers, works from smaller presses, gems from local authors and hundreds of magazines. The store is neat and tidy, with wide aisles, plenty of display tables and reading nooks — a great place to while away a rainy afternoon browsing the selections before making a purchase.
A Neighborhood Bookstore
Since opening its doors to book lovers in 1957, Duthie Books has gained a loyal following among locals who prefer it over cookie-cutter big-chain bookstores. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and offer personalized service. They’ll help track down an out-of-print edition for you, or dig out more works of that author whose last name you can’t remember. If a book is unavailable, they can order it upon request.
Surf and Shop
While Duthie Books maintains a strong sense of the traditional, it’s also embraced technology that provides maximum ease and convenience for web-savvy shoppers. Its website allows customers to buy books on-line, or to browse the store’s generous inventory before going to the store. Special orders, which can be made in-store or over the phone, usually take one to three weeks to arrive.
Parking: metered street parking, paid underground parking