White Rock Independent Bookstores

Are you looking for great reads and literary treasures? Then you must visit White Rock’s very own Whitby’s Books and Gifts, and Stillman Books.


Exploring Whitby’s Books and Gifts isn’t just about making a purchase; it’s a metaphysical experience. Situated along White Rock’s West Beach, it serves as a central hub for cultural and opinion exchange and discovery. It is a place where connections between fond friends or mere acquaintances are made and strengthened, where literature, music, and visual arts are honed and shared to bring the best out of people.


Beyond products, the Whitby’s experience includes services of wonderful readers, initiatives, and spiritual counsellors. Readings take place in-store seven days a week, alongside many other events. You can visit Whitby’s both in-store and online, where an expansive catalogue of gifts, goods, jewelry, books, and audios is listed.


Whitby’s Books and Gifts has been thriving in White Rock for over 25 years, a testament to the significant role the business plays in improving the local community. The store’s energy is welcoming and fulfilling — it’s a White Rock business that you would not want to miss!


Stillman Books offers an impressive collection of second-hand and collectible books, including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s selections of over 100 years. Collecting books since 1971, owner Terry Stillman transformed his hobby into a career that profoundly enriches the local community.


The shop is located in Central Plaza in uptown White Rock, and features a wide assortment of literary treasures that are beautifully displayed. They’re the perfect literary addition to your home library, and are great presents for family and friends.


To make your Stillman experience complete, you can also visit the Stillman Books website, where you can pre-order for pick up at the White Rock location with a 24 hours’ notice.


There’s no better way to explore and expand your knowledge capacity by bookstore-hopping between Whitby’s and Stillman in White Rock. Curl up with your new read on a sunny or rainy day, while enjoying a beverage from one of White Rock’s many great cafes.