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Last Day!

Today-April 23rd, 2017, is our last day of operation at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books. We’d like to thank all our fabulous customers over the past 11 years. It has been a pleasure helping you find books. We also couldn’t have survived these past years without all of our lovely employees who feel like family to us,… Read More

Last day of sales will be April 23rd

The sale of our retail condo has just gone through so our last day of operation will be Sunday April 23rd. We now have 30% off all the stock while it lasts! In addition to Good Friday and Easter Sunday we will also be closed on Tuesday April 18th and Wednesday April 19th. Thanks so… Read More

Still open!

Hi Everyone, We are still open until the sale of our retail condo closes so don’t be shy to come on by. We will post our closing date as soon as it is confirmed. Thanks so much to everyone who has come in to let us know that we’ll be missed. We will definitely miss… Read More

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

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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