Shop Online Now
Our Antiquarian Collection is now available online!
You have two options for shopping this collection of rare and specialized books:
1- Buy online through AbeBooks to have your books delivered to your door.
2- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order, pick up and pay in store.
What People Are Saying About Rivendell Books...
Lacey Lee- October 2021 (Google Review)
"What a special gem. First time going there and I fell in love with books all over again. It renewed my dream of owning one some day. Very clean. Impeccable organization. You can easily lose yourself here. Staff were friendly and very informative."
Edmond Sheregy- September 2021 (Google Review)
"Very quaint book store. Nicely organized. Nice place to walk around and just look around for something that catches your eye. Prices are very reasonable. Some nice books for kids but overall there is something for everyone. Considering how few independent book stores are left, definitely worth checking out."
MGMSteel- August 2021 (Google Review)
"Very friendly staff, knowledgeable, excellent selection.
Whether you are donating books or looking for that hidden gem this is a fantastic place to start!"
Rivendell Books in the News
Barrie Today- 2020
"Bookstore has everything covered, even their local ghost. Owner of Rivendell Books, located in the Wellington Plaza, says she has tried to create 'a real local place, where people could come and enjoy books together' Voracious readers can get lost in the rows of stories at a local book store before heading home and getting lost in the story itself..."
"Rivendell Books, a used, rare, and out-of-print book store in Barrie, Ontario is home to a history buff who spends his days and nights pacing the aisle that shelves books on WWI and WWII. He reads and obsesses about the Great War, often removing books from the shelves and sorting them into piles. But he isn’t an employee that needs to be given direction, and he isn’t a loyal, yet irritating customer. He’s a ghost..."
165 Wellington Street West
Mon, Tues & Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thurs & Fri: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm