About Us

The Book Emporium is located in the heart of Charlottetown. We starting selling used books in 1991 and have provided popular, useful, interesting, and antiquarian books on a variety of topics ever since. 

For thirty years we have been proud to provide quality used books for all ages. Our customers include Islanders, tourists and visitors, and students. We do our very best to provide excellent customer service and help you find the books you are looking for.  Our goal is to give each customer, whether new to the Island or a fellow resident, a positive and welcoming experience.   

We treasure our customers and cannot thank them enough for all their support.  People frequently tell us things like, “This is my favourite store,” and “This is our first stop whenever we are on the Island.”  

We are happy to call ourselves a family store. We have known many families for two or three generations.  People return home after many years working away or studying off the Island and tell us, “I really missed your bookstore.”    

Our philosophy is, “We work with our customers, and do our best to help and please them.”  We always look for ways to improve customer service and satisfaction, and we feel very rewarded when we achieve this goal.  

In the Spring of 2018, a retail space next to our business became available.  With the support of our wonderful landlord, we were able to double the size of our floor space!

We want to thank you for your continuing support throughout the years.  We are very touched by all the kind things you say about us.  We could not have remained in business for 30 years without you!

Take care and see you soon,

Helen and staff

The Book Emporium

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