Old Strathcona Books
8104 Gateway Boulevard NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 4B1
This secondhand bookstore is devoted to rare and unusual books that fuel the reading habits of the avid reader.
|Store Type |||Books|
|Payment |||Cheque, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||#47 Bus northbound, from Heritage bus terminal|
|Cross Street |||81st St. and 103rd St.(Gateway Blvd.)|
|Monday – Saturday 10AM to 6PM, closed Sundays.|
Profile Last Updated: February 24, 2009
If you’re looking for something besides what’s currently on the bestseller lists, look no further. You’ll love the smell and feel of those old leather bound books. Revel in the discovery of new ideas one can get simply by reading the backs of various books and flicking through the pages. Take your time as you slowly browse titles and authors from a bygone era. Look at the worn pages and wonder what others were thinking when reading them prior to the books being placed in the store.
The store is well lit and well organized. You’ll find many interesting books on offer as you check the history, biography, arts, and other sections. Mosey along, take your time and explore the nooks and crannies and you’ll be sure to find something that will hold your interest. Maybe you’re looking for that rare book but don’t want to shell out fifty dollars (that was the price at some gargantuan online bookstore). Keep browsing and you might get lucky and find it. If not, the friendly staff will help you find something else with similar content to tide you over.
The great thing about looking for old books is that you feel like you’re on a treasure hunt. You may have to keep digging, but eventually you’ll find something that makes you go eureka! The Old Strathcona Secondhand Independent Bookseller’s great selection will give you lots of those special moments.
Tip: This store is well known for its large used children and young adult book selection.