By the Books

Welcome to By the Books! Come visit us at 384 Water St N in Peterborough – right beside By the Bridge, Peterborough’s most awesome lunch spot.  As there isn’t a ton of book space at this store, books are carefully selected to be high quality used, and I have had to focus on particular areas….this is why it is referred to as “Thoughtfully curated”.

However if you’re feeling right now, the best thing you can do is stay home, why not let us bring the books to you? Although we don’t have the whole inventory online at this time, the links above will take you to our daily (and ever-expanding) selection of favourites.  Worth a browse and let us know if there’s something you’re interested in.  Also worth sending an email or instagram DM if you don’t see what you’re looking for – chances are we have it, or can find it.

We offer free same or next-day delivery within Peterborough!

DM through instagram @bythebooks.ptbo,

or email

or phone 705-775-5050