Local Christmas Gift Guide: Bookshops, Comic Book Stores, and Music
Sunday November 29th, 2015
Posted at 11:00am
Hello time traveller!!
This article is 1087 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.
It’s Christmas season and windsoriteDOTca is putting a bright light on some great local businesses for all your shopping needs. We’ll be focusing on different types of places to find the perfect gifts every weekend from now until Christmas.
Bookshops, Comic Book Stores, and Music
Do you have a bookworm on your shopping list? Someone who’s into comic books and superheroes? Or maybe you’re looking for a gift for someone into music – Windsor has some great independently owned businesses that can help you find the perfect gift.
1990 Ottawa Street
This old-house-turned-into-a-bookshop is nestled in Olde Walkerville on Ottawa Street. They have many rare and unique books and other retro memorabilia. With thousands of books in-store you’re sure to find something for the booklover on your list. If you can’t decide what to get, you can always get a gift card.
See our profile of Juniper Books.
298 Lauzon Road
If you’re shopping for a book lover but are on a budget, the Goodwill Bookstore is a great place to check out. Their neatly organized shelves hold hundreds of books, most of which are in brand new condition. Books range from children’s picture books, bestselling fiction, and pristine coffee table books on a variety of subjects.
See our profile of Goodwill Bookstore.
3947 Tecumseh Road East
PB Books may specialize in second-hand paperbacks, but they also carry hardcover books and puzzles. With over 20, 000 books on their shelves shoppers are sure to find some good reading material and some great gifts.
See our profile of PB Books.
Storytellers Book Store
1473 Ottawa Street
Storytellers Book Store sells brand new books for all ages at great prices. They have a large selection of Melissa & Doug toys and other gift ideas, such as box sets of popular book series and colouring books.
See our profile of Storytellers Book Store – coming soon!
Border City Comics
4449 Tecumseh Road East
Border City Comics has a great selection of comics, graphic novels, and collectibles. The shop moved in 2014, so make sure to check them out at their 4449 Tecumseh Road East location.
See our profile of Border City Comics (former location).
2857 Howard Avenue
This sleek and stylish comic book store has comics, collectibles, and a local artists’ gallery. Paper Heroes recently won the Biz X award for “The Model for Success Hobby Shop.”
See our profile of Paper Heroes.
Rogues Gallery Comics
327 Chatham Street West
Their first floor holds comics, graphic novels, and a variety of collectibles, while the second floor is home to thousands of older comics at discount prices.
See our profile of Rogues Gallery Comics.
Dr. Disc Records
471 Ouellette Avenue
Dr. Disc has thousands of LPs, CDs, and DVDs both new and used. They can also take special orders and have gift certificates available.
See our profile of Dr. Disc Records.
Ah Some Records
3341 Tecumseh Road East
Ah Some Records has plenty of CDs and LPs, both new and used.
See our profile of Ah Some Records.
Riverside Guitar Shop
4774 Wyandotte Street East
If you have a budding musician to shop for you can find quality instruments at Riverside Guitar Shop. You could also give the gift of music lessons – they offer lessons in guitar (classical, electric, acoustic), bass guitar, piano, ukulele, drums, and vocals.
See our profile of Riverside Guitar Shop.