Shopping (Kevin Arnold photo)
Compulsive browsers make pilgrimages to "Booktown".
This designation marks towns and villages with extraordinary numbers of second-hand bookstores and antiquarian book shops. With 12 bookstores in a downtown radius of four blocks, Sidney scores as Canada's 1st.
The very first Booktown was Britain's Hay-On-Wye, on the England-Wales border, with 1500 people and 30 bookstores. Sidney bookseller Clive Tanner brought the concept home and doubles as Booktown's founder.
Sidney Book Trek
Sidney's bookstores specialize in genres from children's books to military history and everything between. Wherever the reader steps, knowledge and literacy are no further than the turn of a page. View the Sidney book trek as a safari for words, whether the treasure is a rare first edition or a bestselling paperback potboiler.
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