Nothing beats shopping at your local independent bookstore. The knowledgeable and friendly staff, the comfy chairs, the shelves and shelves of books -- the best stores can be a social place or a sanctuary, and (at the very least) a place to beat the summer heat.
Which is why we are on the hunt for the best bookstores in Canada. Nominate your favourite bookstore in the country. It can be your local haunt or a store you visited once on your travels but can't get out of your mind. CBC Books will be taking nominations for your favourite bookstore in Canada. Leave a comment below letting us know which store you love, where it is and what makes it so great.
The deadline to get your nomination in is midnight ET on Monday, August 8. Everyone who submits an entry will be entered into a random draw for two CBC Books prize packages. The complete rules and regulations are here.
We'll reveal the Top 10 Favourite Bookstores in Canada list on Thursday, August 11.
We can't wait to hear about your favourite local bookshop and help you discover new literary destinations.