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Store Closure Coming

We have decided that the time has come to close the store.  We anticipate that this will take a few weeks as we must sell our lovely and sunny unit that is full of so many happy memories.  This means that it is currently business as usual at Kaleidoscope.  The shelves are full of great… Read More

Holiday Hours – December 2016

We’re open later on Thursday and Friday nights and Sunday afternoons until December 23rd to help you get things crossed off your shopping list. Until December 24th our hours in December are: Monday to Wednesday – 9:30 to 5:30 Thursday and Friday – 9:30 to 8 Saturday – 9:30 to 5:30 Sunday – 10 to… Read More

Holiday Hours at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books

We will be open until 5 pm on Sundays and starting December 1st will be open on Thursday and Friday evenings until 8pm until Friday December 23rd.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

We will be closed on Monday, October 10th to enjoy the day with our families.  Please visit us at the store on Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30 or on Sunday from 10 to 4.

Book Lists Now Available on the Website

We have added book lists to the Shop section of our website. After clicking on the Shop button on our homepage you’ll see two new tabs – Teachers & Librarians and Book Club Suggestions. The Teachers & Librarians button will take you to lists of books that compliment the curriculum – topics include Math, First… Read More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party

Join us on Saturday, July 30th at 11pm as we count down to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II.  There will be crafts and other activities, trivia and treats! Costumes are most welcome! Pre-order your copy on or before Tuesday, July 26th and we’ll give you $10… Read More

Teacher Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for a teacher gift we have a couple of ideas! A gift certificate lets teachers choose materials that will compliment the curriculum and add to their library. Or, teachers can visit our Books for Grown-Ups section and choose a book to read over the summer and recharge their batteries! Our Teacher GiftBook… Read More

Check out our events page

We have upcoming book launches: Tuesday March 22nd we’ll be celebrating the launch of Alan Cumyn’s new book: Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend at 7pm at the Georgetown Pub on Bank St. Thursday March 24th we’ll be at TD McGee’s on Centrum in Orleans at 7pm to help Lucy Briand celebrate the launch of her book Magnetic… Read More

Teen Author Fest-Ottawa Public Library

The Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Author Fest is starting out Thursday October 29th at the Sunnyside Branch at 7pm.  You can meet Holly Bodger, Kelley Powell and Allan Stratton and talk about books and writing with them.  We’ll be there too-selling their books! Here’s the link: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/content/teen-author-fest        

Authors for Indies Day is May 2nd 2015

There are 113 book stores across Canada hosting 547 authors on May 2nd-Authors for Indies Day and Kaleidoscope is one of them! We have 11 fantastic local authors coming to the store in different shifts: 10am-noon meet Caroline Pignat, Don Cummer ,  Kathy Clark and Alan Neal noon-2pm meet Frances Itani, Rachel Eugster and Eleanor… Read More

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