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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins
Hardcover | May 2020
on order $36.99
(releases May 19 2020)
The Wild Robot
Peter Brown
Paperback | Apr 2020
in store $12.99
Our House is on Fire
Greta Thunberg
Paperback | Apr 2020
on order $24.99
(releases Apr 28 2020)
The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton
Hardcover | May 2020
on order $40.00
(releases May 12 2020)

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We had a great time visiting enthusiastic readers at "Battle of the Books" hosted at Brooklyn School.  Here are some titles that we recommend for their next gread read.  And we will keep adding to this list as new books arrive.

**** Easter Weekend Hours *****

We will be closed on Friday, April 10th'

However we will be open on Saturday, April 11th
from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to process orders 
and provide for curbside pickup. 

Laughing Oyster Bookshop

Laughing Oyster Bookshop  Courtenay BC

To our valued customers:

Amended hours due to COVID-19 Response

***** Updated March 21st, 2020 *****

All of us at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop are concerned for the safety and well being of our community. Now we are making the difficult decision to close our doors to in store shopping.

We are committed to continuing to serve you over the telephone at 334 2511 or through our website at 

Your orders will be processed and we will make plans to deliver your books to you within the Comox Valley.


You will notice on our website that we have recently partnered with to provide audiobooks for many of the titles we have listed. Audiobooks can be purchased through our website directly from Libro.

Thank you for the support you have demonstrated over the past 44 years – we look forward to your continuing support as we face this pandemic together.

We are all neighbours” Fred Rogers

Until further notice please call us at:
250 334 2511
between 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Saturday
or visit our website 24/7 at

Laughing Oyster Bookshop is located in the heart of Downtown Courtenay. Our experienced staff can help you find new books that inspire, inform, entertain or transport you to  new worlds.  Select from classic favourites to new releases, award winners and reviewers' choices.  If your choice is not among the 10,000 titles on our shelves, we will gladly special order.  


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2018 Laughing Oyster Bookclub Picks

Every year our staff make some recommendations from the many books we are reading - a few titles that we think will make for good discussion within your bookclub.  We hope you will enjoy some of these books as much as we have and look forward to chatting with you about your favourite new reads!

To view our recent picks, please click here.
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