Come to READS and find that special thing that you were looking for. We have a selection of coffee and teaware in addition to unique items from local artisans. Funk Your Junk swag - children's toy from Melissa and Doug and that other neat something!

At Reads Book Shop our bookcases and bargain tables are groaning with titles from every genre: the eclectic, the time-honored, and the hottest. If you can’t find the one you came in for, our sleuthing staff will do all they can to hunt it down and order it for you. (We’re obsessed with reading, too!) If we can’t find it we’ll try to point you to a different source. And if that does not do the trick we’ll recommend another equally enthralling read.

Relax and enjoy a variety of espresso based drinks, organic loose tea, Itallian soda or a selection of organic bold smooth or decaf filtered coffee from Equator, our local roaster. Enjoy a selection of basked items including scones, cakes, delicious squares. We also have samosas and deli salads for the savory pallet.

READS Book Shop Closing - Oct 9

It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the closing of READS Book Shop and Coffee Bar.

No business closes for just one reason and in our case that is certainly true of us. We have been so fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience; we have been blessed to be able to work with our children and many other smart, energetic, engaging young people in Carleton Place, they have taught us so much. We have the pleasure of getting to know our regular customers and other business owners in the downtown district.

We have made so many new friends. And we hope that in our own small way we have made a contribution to our community. We remain positive about our experience. We have enjoyed finding you the perfect book/gift; making you the perfect drink. Especially the books, it was always about the books.

Please come and shop the bargains that will be available over the next few weeks. We will post regular updates on our website and Facebook page. All sales will be cash only, no returns or exchanges.

It’s like finishing a book you have loved and wish would never end. It has been our pleasure to serve you.

Thank you for your support.



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  • READS Final 2 Day clearance sale. Thursday and Friday. All merchandise 75% off 5 days 8 hours ago

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135 Bridge St.
Carleton Place, ON
K7C 2V6
613 257 7323
888 81 READS


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