Well Read Books

We make every effort to be a bright spot in the downtown where you can sit and relax, bring in a cup of coffee or even your dog on a leash. There are friendly, dedicated and highly knowledgeable staff and volunteers that are ready to help you find that particular book or to offer suggestions, who knows, you may even find a treasure!

Well Read Books is Literacy Central's primary source of funding for our free literacy tutoring programs. The books are all donated by the community and through our partnership with the Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak who have placed well marked book boxes around the community and work tirelessly to collect and deliver books to the store every week.

Well Read Kids

Our children’s book section originated in the lower level of Literacy Central but as our tutoring programs grew we needed the space for tutoring rooms and training space. When the space adjacent to Well Read Books became available we decided to take a leap and lease it. There is such a need in our community for inexpensive, good quality children’s books. Recently we were able to put a doorway between the two stores so access to Well Read Kids is through Well Read Books making it so much easier for families to browse in either store at the same time. Well Read Kids is an extension of Well Read Books providing a unique area dedicated to children.


  9 am - 5 pm : Monday & Tuesday
  9 am - 8 pm : Wednesday - Friday
10 am - 5 pm : Saturday & Sunday


250.591.BOOK (2665)


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