Beggars Banquet Books

During COVID-19:

As of June 4 2020 we are open for shopping 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 11-3 Sunday.

We can accept online payments via phone or email, or cash, debit or credit in the store.

We continue to offer curbside pick-up or we can deliver FREE:

- Gananoque, Lansdowne, Parkway for a minimum order of $35 locally (within 15 km of Gananoque)

- Kingston, Brockville, Lyndhurst, Napanee and more for a minimum order of $75.

Not sure if we deliver to you? Just ask!

A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

The hottest book of the season is coming November 17th! Pre-order your copy by October 17 and get 20% off. Covid-19 has created paper shortages, printing backlogs and distribution challenges - early orders are the way to make sure you don't miss out (sshhh the holidays are coming) .

Our September featured thriller!

Dark August is an electrifying, page-turning debut about a young woman haunted by her tragic past, who returns to her hometown and discovers that there might be more to her police detective mother’s death—and last case—than she ever could have imagined.

Set right here in Eastern Ontario, Dark August unfolds in Elgin Ontario, and features the Rideau Lakes, Gananoque and Brockville! Dark August introduces a bold new voice and will leave readers guessing until the final startling conclusion.

Don't forget to register for the Rideau Lakes Public Library FREE virtual event with the author Katie Tallo on Sept 24th. Call the library at 613-359-5334 or email to register. Your registration will get you a 20% discount on your own signed copy of Dark August. Just $17.50 (tax incl.) for a signed copy after you register for the event. Books can be picked up at Beggars Banquet Books or purchased online for pick up at the Rideau Lakes Public Library in Delta.

Looking for JIGSAW PUZZLES? you'll find a terrific selection in-store and right here.

Our inventory includes 100,000 used books and over 4000 new books.

We're working to make it easy to shop online with a new website.

Right NOW you can browse our bookshelves and sections by clicking the link below.

If you see something you like, just call, email or message us for prices and to arrange pickup or delivery, or drop by the store!

Payments can be made by e-transfer to or call us at 613-463-8998 for a credit card transaction.

We'll update and add photos here frequently. Note that you can browse but can't buy directly from our website yet, we're working on it.

You can find out how to buy a gift certificate right here!

We're all adapting to new ways of doing business during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We're introducing our new video shopping service to help you at this time.

We've added shelf photos to our website so you can browse online, but if you want more details and suggestions, we can help you browse via video-chat.

Call or email us to arrange this service.


As of June 30 the store is open daily. We continue to offer curbside pick-up or we can deliver FREE, minimum order $20 locally (withtin 10 km of Gananoque. We will also deliver twice a week to Kingston and Brockville, Lyndhurst and more for a minimum order $75. Not sure if we deliver to you? Just ask!

Thanks for your support to help us keep you reading and learning!

Hello readers!

We are a cozy indie bookstore nestled in Downtown Gananoque. We sell a wide range of new, gently used, and collectible books. Come by to see our well-organized sections, with something for every reader. We carry a large selection of current best sellers, new non-fiction and children's books. If your book is not in stock, we're happy to order it in for you.

We're also the home of Dragon Records, your source for vintage vinyl in excellent condition.

We carry Birch Bark Coffee Company fair trade organic coffee beans and are proud to support their program to bring clean drinking water to all Indigenous homes in Canada.

Also home to Dragon Records!

Browse our vast assortment of vintage vinyl and enjoy a cup of organic fair-trade coffee. Our records are all cleaned, tested, guaranteed and organized for easy browsing.

Top Children's Books

Books for all reading levels, curated and chosen for the youngest readers

New Canadian Reads

Authors from the true north strong and free

Contact us:

Phone #: (613) 463-8998

126 King Street East in Downtown Gananoque