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.


Apr 5 2015 - 09:00

2nd Annual Maple Syrup Festival - Celebrate A Taste of Maple this sprint in Carleton Place
Friday March 27th until Sunday April 5th
Featuring maple hot chocolate, maple cappuccino and maple lattes (hot and iced).
Treat yourself to some scrumptious maple treats baked fresh daily.

Apr 7 2015 - 18:30
The New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into fifteen months of captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Tim
May 2 2015 - 11:00

FREE Comic Book Day is celebrated across the country and you can enjoy it right here in Carleton Place

May 2 2015 - 13:00

Let’s do something wonderful together on Saturday, May 2. It’s called Authors for Indies Day. That’s when authors across Canada support independent bookstores by volunteering as guest book sellers.



  • Power Outage in downtown @Carleton_Place due to hydro pole issue at McNeely 1 week 6 hours ago
  • Coming soon @ReadsBookShop Tickets for Mississippi MUDDS next production - Once Upon a Mattress 2 weeks 6 hours ago

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Carleton Place, ON
K7C 2V6
613 257 7323
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