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Discover the world’s smallest bookstore2 min read

August 11, 2021 2 min read

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Discover the world’s smallest bookstore2 min read

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Pehar Kaushik

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

– George R.R. Martin

Books have always fascinated me, sometimes by their cover, sometimes the titles and other times because they have great beginnings. Bookstores and libraries are some of the most beautiful places on earth, but if you want to own a book then you need to go to a bookstore.

There might be millions of bookstores on this planet but have you ever wondered which is the smallest? No matter what your answer is I am sure you’ll be grateful that you read this piece of literature.

The smallest bookstore in the world

A self-serve book shop situated 160 kms northeast of Toronto, Canada is 10ft by 10ft. Its shelves are filled with books of all kinds! There is also a big white warehouse at a distance for more books which works by an honour system.

What’s this honour system?

The books cost $3 each and it is an honour system because there’s no one to check if you are paying. So, it’s on you to be honest and pay for each book that you take, since it’s a self-serve bookshop.

Did you know that visitors often miss this tiny spot because the road is several times bigger than the bookstore?

What else is cool about this place?

There are handbills for visitors, titled “why I love books” and it lists 15 reasons why books are amazing. Here are a few of them for you to read.

1. Books are silent.

2. Books do not interrupt

3. Books cannot be offended4

4. Books do not have commercials.

I can’t think of a more awesome place than this one!

If you’d like a visual tour of this place, watch this video:


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