Happenstance Books

Happenstance Books

A million words, at your service: the best little bookstore in town

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New books daily. Buying books always.

We're one of the city's most storied (sorry) bookstores. We pride ourselves on finding anything our customers want and keeping a well curated section of new books, as well as always happily looking at books people bring in to see if they can find a home on our shelves.

"Gustav can find anything -- and I mean, anything. Sure, I could order my books online, and even save a dollar or two. But how does that compare to the pleasures of browsing, holding, and discussing books in a shop like this one?"
– Hollis Arnold, customer since 1978
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Buying? Selling? Get in touch.

We're always happy to talk books, whether you're picking up or dropping off.

 Drop by 55 Sample Street, Kingston, Ontario, K1K 1A1

 Email us at happenstancebooks@gmail.com

 Call us at 613-555-1234

Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed