The best bookshops: New Brunswick

Westminster Books
At Westminster, they’re particularly proud of an extensive kids’ section that carries old favourites and new titles alike. There everything from ABC board books to Robert Munsch classics, as well as non-fiction titles like 100 Most Dangerous things on the Planet, among others. The bookshop is also actively involved in school and library fundraisers.
445 King St., Fredericton
506-454-1442; 800-561-7323
WestminsterBooks.com

Benjamin’s Books

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Westminster Books
At Westminster, they’re particularly proud of an extensive kids’ section that carries old favourites and new titles alike. There everything from ABC board books to Robert Munsch classics, as well as non-fiction titles like 100 Most Dangerous things on the Planet, among others. The bookshop is also actively involved in school and library fundraisers.
445 King St., Fredericton
506-454-1442; 800-561-7323
WestminsterBooks.com

Benjamin’s Books
Brightly coloured walls make this space inviting and lively, but it’s the people within the walls that make it extra special. Almost everyone who works here is a former educator, and they make it a point to recall every customer’s past purchases. The shop is also a participant in promoting the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award and a sponsor of The Big Rothesay Read, a communi ty reading event. Aside from books, look for several lines of educational toys, games and puzzles from Plan Toys, Schylling and Baby Einstein.
1 Gondola Point Rd. Ste. 1, Rothsay
506-762-2665
BenjaminsBooks.nb.ca

Tidewater Books
This charming bookseller features a designated section on Atlantic Canada. It also partners with local family resource centres and public libraries to hold storytimes, author readings and craft events. Among the books in the large children’s space are a varie of Melissa & Doug toys and puzzles. While shopping, take a peek at the wide selection of greeting cards, journals and agendas.
13 Bridge St., Sackville
506-536-0404
TidewaterBooks.ca

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