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Barrie's Earth-Friendly Used Bookstore

Rivendell Books has been at the centre of Barrie's used book market for over 12 years. With a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children's books, Rivendell Books is a place you can bring the whole family to FIND YOUR STORY!

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Rivendell Books Antiquarian Collection: Our Rare & Specialized Books

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What People Are Saying About Rivendell Books...

"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."

Lacey Lee- October 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."

Edmond Sheregy- September 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!"

MGMSteel- August 2021 (Google Review)

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..."

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BibliOcult- 2018

"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..."

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Rivendell Books

165 Wellington Street West
Unit 2B
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 1L7


Mon, Tues & Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thurs & Fri: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 4:00pm

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