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BMV Books

Bookstore · Downtown Toronto
471 Bloor St W (at Dalton Rd.), Toronto ON M5S 1X9, Canada
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 2:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 2:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
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BMV began is next-door to the World's Biggest Bookstore. The philosophy behind BMV has always been to sell good books at low prices. It's easy to find quality books that are expensive and marginal books that are cheap...


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    DJ S.
    "Cheapest yet greatest selection of books in Toronto!"(2 Tips)
    "Great lit section, decent philosophy and history sections"(2 Tips)
    ♡ emiwhysea
    "Crazy cheap books with a decent selection."(2 Tips)
    Aliana L. I.
    "There's a comic book section hidden away up, up stairs."(2 Tips)
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  • Bernadette
    Biggest used bookstore chain in the city. They try to organize alphabetically, but with constant perusal, things can get out of order quickly, so set aside some time to hunt for that elusive book
    Bernadette · December 25, 2011
  • yvonnnneeee
    book lover heaven! They sell heavily discounted books and like those that commented before, this place is huge and there is more variety than you ever imagined.
    yvonnnneeee · October 25, 2015
  • Dale Vander W.
    This is a good book store. Here you can get book related to different categories like art, culture, music, etc......Thanks Dale Vander Woude
    Dale Vander Woude · September 30, 2014
  • Aliana L. I.
    There's a comic book section hidden away up, up stairs. Stairs are found on the second floor along the wall. Northeast lol
    Aliana L. Iharosi · September 12, 2012
  • Joel R.
    The REALLY good DVDs are downstairs locked up in the glass counter by the stairs. Be prepared to pay more
    Joel R · June 20, 2013
  • Andrew M.
    If you like books, visit BMV. Even if you're broke you can hang out and 'browse' (i.e. read) for hours.
    Andrew Mowbray · January 2, 2012
  • Julie T.
    There are some great deals here - Best to set aside a whole Saturday to go through everything!
    Julie Tyios · September 24, 2010
  • Urban Acorn C.
    New arrivals are located on the first shelf next to the cash area, next to philosophy.
    Urban Acorn Catering · April 17, 2013
  • Marcy J.
    Great prices on second hand books. You can also sell your books there.
    Marcy Jynx · June 5, 2015
  • Sima Sahar Z.
    A great place to go on a date with a bibliophile - can lead to tons of interesting conversations
    Sima Sahar Zerehi · July 27, 2013
  • Hani E.
    The selection is probably the best in the city. Staff are alright, too.
    Hani E · July 12, 2015
  • Kate H.
    Easily the best used books store in the city. Not accessible, though - step at door.
    Kate H · June 8, 2012
  • Katya R.
    If you can't find it here, you probably won't find it anywhere.
    Katya Ryabova · March 15, 2015
  • Tara S.
    Don't go looking for anything specific but you'll always find something great to buy :)
    Tara Sinclair · June 3, 2012
  • Ryan
    Great lit section, decent philosophy and history sections
    Ryan · February 13, 2011
  • Bartek C.
    Staff picks table (or whatever it's called) is always great for a good $5-$10 read!
    Bartek Ciszkowski · June 25, 2011
  • DJ S.
    Cheapest yet greatest selection of books in Toronto! Read more
    DJ Sison · July 11, 2011
  • ♡ emiwhysea
    Crazy cheap books with a decent selection.
    ♡ emiwhysea · April 26, 2015
  • Small Business Republic
    Largest occult section I've seen at any book store.
    Small Business Republic · July 14, 2010
  • Imelda M.
    They also buy back books here.
    Imelda Marcos · August 28, 2013
  • Alina D.
    Great selection! Three floors of books and other media.
    Alina D · March 23, 2014
  • kanchan
    There is an unlocked wifi network accessible on the main floor
    kanchan · March 30, 2011
  • Christine E.
    Great selection of books on graffiti and street art!
    Christine Estima · December 9, 2011
  • Ketellyn M.
    Always get good deals here!
  • Eric
    Comic books/graphic novels on the top floor
    Eric · March 24, 2012
  • Mike M.
    My favourite book store
    Mike Murchison · November 6, 2012
  • Heather R.
    stay in the childrens section forevahhh
    Heather Reid · January 31, 2010
  • İpodii
    Agatha Christie Collection
    İpodii · July 3, 2015
  • Anna B.
    Cheap books!
    Anna Banana · August 15, 2014
  • Ann J.
    The basement stinks.
    Ann Jun · January 19, 2010
  • Erik G.
    Cook book king
    Erik Goldhar · March 6, 2010
  • Laura S.
    Great deals
    Laura Shum · September 19, 2015

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