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The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead
Paperback | Jun 2020
on order $19.95
(releases Jun 30 2020)
The Bad Guys in the Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys #11)
Aaron Blabey
Paperback | Jul 2020
on order $8.99
(releases Jul 7 2020)
Our House is on Fire
Greta Thunberg
Paperback | Aug 2020
on order $24.99
(releases Aug 4 2020)
A Mind Spread Out on the Ground
Alicia Elliott
Paperback | Jun 2020
on order $21.00
(releases Jun 2 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.

Laughing Oyster Bookshop

Victoria Day Closure
We will be closed Monday May 18th for Victoria Day
and we will reopening on Tuesday May 19th

Laughing Oyster Bookshop  Courtenay BC

Amended hours due to COVID-19 Response

We are open from
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday through Saturday
to take your orders by telephone
and for Curb-side pick of paid orders

You may also shop 24/7 at our web store

To our valued customers:

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


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.  


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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