7 romantic date ideas for book lovers in Vancouver

Jan 20 2023, 10:00 pm

Spending an afternoon with a good book as it rains outside is so romantic, and book lovers in Vancouver are spoiled for choice when it comes to amazing places to go.

If your date is obsessed with books, you’ll want to impress them with these romantic spots.

The rooftop of the Vancouver Public Library

Spend some time on the 9th-floor rooftop garden at the Vancouver Public Library. True book lovers can even get their errands done while on this date, dropping off their library books and checking out new ones together after a stroll on the roof.

Banyen Books & Sound

This beautiful mind-body-spirit bookstore in Kitsilano contains insightful reads and exciting extras like Tibetan singing bowls, tarot cards, yoga accessories and crystals.

MarcheĢ Mon Pitou


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Some of the greatest writers from around the world from the Lost Generation spent their days in Paris — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, to name a few. Take your date to this petite cafĆ© and feel transported to Paris!

The Paper Hound

This downtown spot is adorably quaint and perfect for dates who love literature, poetry, and thumbing through old books on a rainy day.



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This gem on Granville Island is full of accessories, notebooks, and knick-knacks that book lovers will drool over.

Macleod’s Books


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Oodles and oodles of books practically crowd out the shoppers at the magical Macleod’s Books. There’s no telling what you’ll find on the shelves and in the stacks. Director Guillermo del Toro loves it here, too.

UBC Rare Books and Special Collections


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Inside UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, there’s a kind of book museum where you can see incredible reads. They even have a complete first-edition set of all the Harry Potter books and the library also has a beautiful reading room students call the “Harry Potter room.”

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