1. Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
Located on a picture book street in Mile End, this publisher-slash-bookseller is treasured by locals and visitors alike thanks to its zeitgeisty offering that includes a vibrant collection of graphic novels and inclusive vibes. Among our top picks for the best things to do in Montreal, it’s the book haven of choice for events from big names in the lit world, including Margaret Atwood, Roxanne Gay, and Marlon James. Between its main outpost and its petite offshoot for children across the street, there are more than 10 book clubs to join, from Saturday Morning Bilingual Story Time to an Indigenous Literatures Book Club.